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Lynne O’Hara receives AADMD’s Katie Beckett Advocacy Award

Lynne O'Hara, Katie Beckett Advocacy Award recipient The Special Hope Foundation is proud to announce that our Founder and Executive Director, Lynne O’Hara, was awarded the Katie Beckett Advocacy Award at AADMD’s annual conference in Chicago this past weekend. [...]

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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