Informed Health Care for People with Developmental Disabilities at UCSF

Grantee Update: 16th Annual Developmental Disabilities:
An Update for Health Professionals


The Special Hope Foundation is proud to support UCSF’s 16th Annual Developmental Disabilities Conference (read about the history of the conference HERE) . The event is coming up March 2 and 3 in San Francisco and is presented by the UCSF School of Medicine and the UCSF School of Nursing. As always, this conference will be an invaluable opportunity for multidisciplinary dialogue among experts in the care and future of  individuals with disabilities. The conference is open to family members  and caregivers of individuals with developmental disabilities as well.

The 2017 conference will continue to cover topics across the lifespan on a broad range of developmental disabilities. There will be  a special focus on the emerging topic of the Zika virus infection and associated intellectual and developmental disabilities with subspecialists from infectious disease, developmental pediatrics, obstetrics, and environmental health. Other topics to be discussed include many that The Special Hope Foundation has championed, including:

— Transforming systems of care for children and adults with developmental disabilities
— Skills for honoring individual perspectives of every person with disabilities
— Supported decision making, civil liberties & alternatives to guardianship
— Social and cultural determinants of developmental disability
— Primary care of children and young adults with Down Syndrome

…and much more. Read the entire program here.

Last but not least, there will be exciting presentation by our grantee Rick Guidotti of Positive Exposures and the FRAME Project.

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The mission of the Special Hope Foundation is to promote the establishment of comprehensive health care for adults with developmental disabilities designed to address their unique and fundamental needs.

2017-05-03T00:35:24+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Special Hope Blog|