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.
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 […]
[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
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 […]