Yearly Archives: 2012

Study Finds Autistic Adults at Higher Risk for Unmet Healthcare Needs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE; November 30, 2012

Press Contact:
Melody Latimer
Director of Community Engagement
Autistic Self Advocacy Network
Phone: (202) 630-7477
Email: mlatimer@autisticadvocacy.org

Researchers with the Academic Autistic Partnership in Research and Education (AASPIRE), including community partners from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), found that Autistic adults report significantly worse health care experiences to their […]

November 30th, 2012|News|
  • Frog and Waterlillies

Diversity and Disability

I recently had the opportunity to attend an update of the D5 Coalition work. Northern California Grantmakers hosted a variety of local grantmakers to learn more about the progress of the coalition with a particular emphasis on looking beyond typical definitions of diversity in order to include individuals from the LGBT community and those with […]

September 26th, 2012|Special Hope Blog|
  • Sailboat Underneath Golden Gate Bridge

How a Small Foundation Made a Big Impact on a Government Program

A few years ago, my foundation made a high-risk grant that was far from “business-as-usual.” To convince and engage board members who only felt comfortable with the direct service grants making up most of our portfolio, I used landscape scanning to educate them—and myself!—about the potential of funding a software development effort that had the […]

August 11th, 2012|Special Hope Blog|
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