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Special Hope Foundation Grants from 2015

2015 was a pivotal year for the Special Hope FoundationNot only did we provide funding to a record number of organizations, but we issued a Telemedicine RFP for our Fall grant cycle, our first RFP since our inception. Telemedicine, or Telehealth, is the provision of medical or mental health care [...]

By |April 25th, 2017|Special Hope Blog|

A Special Hope Foundation Retrospective: 2014 Grants

Special Olympics New York athlete and coach The Special Hope Foundation is looking back at the grants we have provided over the years.We have been fortunate to have connected with like minded people and organizations that support our mission. This week, we are listing our 2014 grants, but first:The [...]

By |April 20th, 2017|Special Hope Blog|

Self Advocate Profile: Katie Murphy

Conversations with Self-Advocates: Part V Katie Murphy The Special Hope Foundation is very proud of our Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee, and for the value its members add to our organization. The committee reviews the proposals that the Foundation receives and provides input on whether or not applicants should receive funding, and [...]

By |April 11th, 2017|Special Hope Blog|
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A Special Hope Foundation Retrospective: Part III

The Special Hope Foundation was busy in 2013.Part III of our retrospective series will show you how. But first:About UsThe Special Hope Foundation was created to provide financial support to organizations that promote the establishment of comprehensive health care for adults with developmental disabilities designed to address their unique and [...]

By |April 6th, 2017|Special Hope Blog|

A conversation with Self-Advocate Yolanda Vargas

Meet Yolanda Vargas, a member of the Special Hope Foundation’s Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee. Yolanda Vargas Individuals with disabilities are disability experts, after all, so we feel lucky to have a committee of experts that can help us with projects that improve access to healthcare for individuals with developmental disabilities.How did [...]

By |March 29th, 2017|Special Hope Blog|
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The Special Hope Foundation: A Retrospective Part II

The Special Hope Foundation is taking a look back at the history of the grants we have awarded since our beginning. Today, we’re featuring our grants from 2012.As we mentioned in Part I of our retrospective series, we have truly evolved as a foundation, and are proud of the organizations [...]

By |March 24th, 2017|Special Hope Blog|
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The Special Hope Foundation: A Retrospective

The Special Hope Foundation was created to provide financial support to organizations that promote the establishment of comprehensive health care for adults with developmental disabilities designed to address their unique and fundamental needs.In the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing the history of the grants we have awarded since our [...]

By |March 19th, 2017|Special Hope Blog|

Self-Advocate Profile: Brent White

Conversations with Self-Advocates: Part IIIYou may have noticed that here at the Special Hope Foundation, we are very proud of our Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee, and for the value its members add to our organization. The committee reviews the proposals that the Foundation receives and provides input on whether or not [...]

By |March 10th, 2017|Special Hope Blog|
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Takeaways from UCSF’s 16th Annual Developmental Disabilities Conference

UCSF’s 16th Annual Developmental Disabilities Conference, presented by the UCSF School of Medicine and the UCSF School of Nursing  took place last week. As always, the conference provided updates to the medical community from experts in the care and the future of  individuals with disabilities.It was a tremendous conference.The Special [...]

By |March 5th, 2017|Special Hope Blog|

Self-Advocate Profile: Ivanova Smith

Conversations with Self-Advocates: Part II Ivanova Smith The Special Hope Foundation recently expanded its Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee, which, among other things, reviews the proposals that the Foundation receives and provides input on whether or not applicants should receive funding, and whether a proposal is designed well for people with disabilities. Ivanova [...]

By |February 21st, 2017|Special Hope Blog|

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