Monthly Archives: November 2014

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Respecting end-of-life decisions for people with disabilities

My mother was 71 the last time she was hospitalized for a serious illness that she would end her life. “Will you bring my CD player to the hospital so that I can listen to Jimmy Buffett?” she asked. I’ll never forget my mom’s smile (and the nurses too) as she listened to “Cheeseburger in┬áParadise” […]

November 26th, 2014|Special Hope Blog|
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Developmental Disabilities 101 at UCSF’s Mini-Medical School

I sat in a child size chair and watched as my two-year old son, Matthew, dressed in his green Gymboree shorts and a blue striped polo shirt, stacked small multi-colored blocks. “See how he is drooling a little?” asked the child psychologist, “That means he is working hard.” She would later use the word “developmentally […]

November 12th, 2014|Special Hope Blog|
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