Six Organizations Receive Grants from the Special Hope Foundation

Evidence-Based Cost and Quality of Care Research Grants for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

(Palo Alto, CA, February 22, 2016)The Special Hope Foundation and the Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry are pleased to announce that six organizations serving the healthcare needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities were selected […]

2017-05-22T18:10:23+00:00 February 24th, 2016|News|

PASDA + Special Hope = Partnership with People First of California

Teamwork 101

The Special Hope Foundation met the folks from People First of California (PFCA)  through our friends at The Pacific Alliance on Disability Self Advocacy (PADSA), and it was a match made in heaven–a great example of how like-minded organizations can get together, support one another, and make a difference.

The players:

The Pacific […]

2017-05-03T11:02:57+00:00 April 16th, 2015|News, Special Hope Blog|

Great opportunity for future leaders in the disability community

The National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) is accepting applications for the first in a series of five annual leadership academies offered by the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence. This program is a component of the Leadership Institute for Cultural Diversity and Cultural and Linguistic Competence, and is funded by a cooperative agreement with […]

2015-03-13T14:16:52+00:00 March 13th, 2015|News|

Achievable Opens Clinic for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families

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.

More than 100 supporters attended, including our own Lynne O’ Hara, Executive Director of the Special Hope Foundation[…]

2017-05-03T11:31:31+00:00 November 5th, 2013|News|

The Arc in S.F. to Help Pilot U.S. Study

[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

By Victoria Colliver
San […]

2017-05-22T18:07:31+00:00 April 29th, 2013|News|

Study Finds Autistic Adults at Higher Risk for Unmet Healthcare Needs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE; November 30, 2012

Press Contact:
Melody Latimer
Director of Community Engagement
Autistic Self Advocacy Network
Phone: (202) 630-7477

Researchers with the Academic Autistic Partnership in Research and Education (AASPIRE), including community partners from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), found that Autistic adults report significantly worse health care experiences to their […]

2017-05-22T18:17:57+00:00 November 30th, 2012|News|

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