Monthly Archives: March 2014

Living with a disability: a conversation with Stacey Milbern

In May, 2012, The Special Hope Foundation provided a grant to the Autistic Self Advocacy
 Network (ASAN) to develop a policy brief series educating the disability professional community and the public about healthcare barriers, challenges, and needs of adults and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The project, Pacific Alliance on Disability Self-Advocacy (PADSA), […]

March 31st, 2014|Special Hope Blog|
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UCSF’s 13th Annual Developmental Disabilites Conference called “transformative”.

Special Hope Foundation’s Grantee educates and inspires the medical community

 “When I was in med school,” says  developmental-behavioral pediatrician Lucy Crain, “maybe a total of 4 hours was devoted to developmental disabilities, mostly cerebral palsy, epilepsy, mental retardation (before we began using the term ‘intellectual disability’) and Down Syndrome. […]

March 11th, 2014|Special Hope Blog|
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Understanding Social Security Disability Benefits

Applying for Disability Benefits for Adults with Development Disability

Developmentally disabled adults may be able to receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA), even if they have a limited work history or no work history at all. Additionally, those who have worked in the past, or who hold a part time or other […]

March 1st, 2014|Special Hope Blog|
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UCSF’s Committment to Adults with Developmental Disabilities

This is a guest blog by Clarissa Kripke, MD, FAAFP, Clinical Professor Director, Office of  Developmental Primary Care


Every year, the University of California San Francisco sponsors a conference for health care professionals on developmental disabilities. This year’s conference will focus on the self-advocacy movement. […]

March 1st, 2014|Special Hope Blog|
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