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Three UCEDDs Receive Nearly $150,000 in Grants from the Special Hope Foundation

 

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Research, Design and/or Integrate Diversity/Cultural Competency Curricula in
Healthcare for the IDD Population: A Partnership with Self-Advocates

(Palo Alto, CA, January 25, 2017) — The Special Hope Foundation and American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) are pleased to announce that […]

January 26th, 2017|News|
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Grant Funding Opportunity Announcement

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The Special Hope Foundation and the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) are partnering together in sponsorship of a Request for Proposal.

Funding Title:

Research, Design and/or Integrate Diversity/Cultural Competency Curricula in Healthcare for the […]

June 14th, 2016|News, Special Hope Blog|
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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 […]

February 24th, 2016|News|
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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 […]

April 16th, 2015|News, Special Hope Blog|
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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 […]

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 FoundationCulver […]

November 5th, 2013|News|

Disability and Discrimination at the Doctor’s Office

By Pauline W. Chen, M.D., The New York Times

In his 60s, overweight and in a wheelchair, the patient had been seeing doctors and nurses regularly for his diabetes. Only recently had they discovered a pressure sore after someone had finally, as he put it, “wanted to examine at […]

May 23rd, 2013|News|
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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

April 29th, 2013|News|

HEALTHCARE STORIES

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund Video Presentation

Campaign for Disability Healthcare Justice

New HEALTHCARE STORIES Featuring People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families

DREDF is pleased to announce the release of new HEALTHCARE STORIES that illustrate, as no policy paper can, the obstacles and barriers that stand in the way of getting appropriate, effective health care […]

February 25th, 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
Email: mlatimer@autisticadvocacy.org

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 […]

November 30th, 2012|News|
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