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Grant Funding Opportunity Announcement

The Special Hope Foundation and the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) are partnering together in sponsorship of a Request for Proposal.Funding Title:Research, Design and/or Integrate Diversity/Cultural Competency Curricula in Healthcare for the I/DD Population: A Partnership with [...]

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Improving the Healthcare of Adults with Developmental Disabilities Virtually

Grantee Profile: The Cleveland ClinicThe problemPeople with Down Syndrome have complex health issues, but few fail to receive recommended health care.  According to a 1999 study less than 50% of patients with Down syndrome were evaluated for obstructive sleep apnea, [...]

Special Hope Grantee Update: Positive Exposures

In 1998, award-winning fashion photographer Rick Guidoti turned his world upside down – he stopped working in the fashion industry and created the not-for-profit organization, Positive Exposure, devoted to celebrating the beauty of human diversity. More than fifteen years later, Positive [...]

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Grantee Profile: The Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area (DSCBA)

Photo courtesy of Positive Exposure in collaboration with the Golisano Foundation. Living a full and healthy life with Down Syndrome"The minute our daughter was born, the hospital room went silent. Where there should have been ‘Congratulations’ and ‘It’s a [...]

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