Yearly Archives: 2013

Achievable opens Clinic for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

On Monday, November 4, our grantee The Achievable Foundation celebrated the Grand Opening of Achievable Clinic, a first-of-its-kind, multidisciplinary medical home for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

More than 100 supporters attended, including our own Lynne O’ Hara, Executive Director of the Special Hope FoundationCulver […]

November 5th, 2013|News|

Disability and Discrimination at the Doctor’s Office

By Pauline W. Chen, M.D., The New York Times

In his 60s, overweight and in a wheelchair, the patient had been seeing doctors and nurses regularly for his diabetes. Only recently had they discovered a pressure sore after someone had finally, as he put it, “wanted to examine at […]

May 23rd, 2013|News|
  • The Arc, S.F. Screening

The Arc in S.F. to Help Pilot U.S. Study

[In the photo above: Ann Slater gets her blood pressure checked by Marilyn Petrich, a volunteer nurse, during a free health screening at The Arc in S.F. The agency provides health care for adults with developmental disabilities. Photo by Lea Suzuki, San Francisco Chronicle.]

Hope is to improve services for developmentally disabled people

By Victoria Colliver

April 29th, 2013|News|


Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund Video Presentation

Campaign for Disability Healthcare Justice

New HEALTHCARE STORIES Featuring People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families

DREDF is pleased to announce the release of new HEALTHCARE STORIES that illustrate, as no policy paper can, the obstacles and barriers that stand in the way of getting appropriate, effective health care […]

February 25th, 2013|News|
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