Monthly Archives: June 2014

  • With StoryCorps

Recording disability history, one story at a time.

Alice Wong, who has spinal muscular atrophy, knew that it was important to get regular pelvic exams. But the woman’s health practice where her doctor works did not have a single adjustable height exam table. So instead, Alice went to “the clinic upstairs” where they had just one adjustable exam table. There she was […]

June 30th, 2014|Special Hope Blog|
  • wrap

The AADMD Conference is a wrap! Here is what you missed…

By Laura Shumaker

When we last left off, we were completing day one of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) Conference. A recap here.

This years conference is in conjunction with The Special Olympics 2014 USA Games, the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Program, and The National […]

June 19th, 2014|Special Hope Blog|

Day One of the AADMD Conference, Special Hope Foundation Style

Laura Shumaker-  Communications Director Special Hope Foundation


I am reporting to you LIVE from Princeton New Jersey after the first Day of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) Conference. As many of you know, this is a conference that The Special Hope Foundation provided funding for, as the organization lives and breathes […]

June 17th, 2014|Special Hope Blog|
  • Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

A new toolkit helps adults with disabilities find appropriate health care

This past January, The Special Hope Foundation provided funding to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for the creation of an electronic toolkit for primary care of adults with developmental disabilities. In this guest blog post, Program Coordinator Janet Shouse talks about the toolkit, and it’s rock-star reception:



Adults with intellectual or other developmental disabilities frequently […]

June 9th, 2014|Special Hope Blog|
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