Monthly Archives: May 2014

  • Learn from self-advocates stories

Our Lives, Our Health Care: Self Advocates Speak Out

“When I moved, I was calling to find a new doctor. One clinic said they did not take people with disabilities.”

“I don’t get to talk to my doctors.  Mom does the talking.  It’s hard because she goes by observations, not what’s really wrong.”

“There is no accessible transportation after 5 pm. I use a wheelchair all […]

May 30th, 2014|Special Hope Blog|
  • Sunflower

Healthcare for people with disabilities: A success story

In January 2014, the Rose F Kennedy University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (RFK UCEDD) received a grant from the Special Hope Foundation to help young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities transition from pediatric into adult primary medical care.

Since its founding in 1956, our center, through its clinical program, the Children’s […]

May 11th, 2014|Special Hope Blog|
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