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

 Research, Design and/or Integrate Diversity/Cultural Competency Curricula inHealthcare 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 three University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) were [...]

January 26th, 2017|News|

Grant Funding Opportunity Announcement

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 I/DD Population: A Partnership with Self-AdvocatesPurpose:The mission of the Special Hope Foundation (SHF) is to [...]

June 14th, 2016|News, Special Hope Blog|

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 [...]

February 24th, 2016|News|

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 [...]

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.  Culver City Mayor Jeffrey [...]

November 5th, 2013|News|

Disability and Discrimination at the Doctor’s Office

By Pauline W. Chen, M.D., The New York TimesIn 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 my backside.”The [...]

May 23rd, 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 [...]

April 29th, 2013|News|

HEALTHCARE STORIES

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund Video PresentationCampaign for Disability Healthcare JusticeNew HEALTHCARE STORIES Featuring People with Developmental Disabilities and Their FamiliesDREDF 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 [...]

February 25th, 2013|News|

Study Finds Autistic Adults at Higher Risk for Unmet Healthcare Needs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE; November 30, 2012Press Contact:Melody LatimerDirector of Community EngagementAutistic Self Advocacy NetworkPhone: (202) 630-7477Email: mlatimer@autisticadvocacy.orgResearchers 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 non-autistic [...]

November 30th, 2012|News|

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