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WITH Grantee Profile: The University of South Dakota Center for Disabilities

(Description: Group of 10 adults of all ages and races smiling)A WITH Foundation Grantee ProfileWho: The University of South Dakota Center for DisabilitiesWhat they do: The Center for Disabilities advocates for increased self-determination, independence and a satisfying quality of life [...]

Self-Advocate Profile: Jessica Jimenez

Conversations with Self-AdvocatesWITH recently expanded its Self-Advocate Advisory Committee (SAAC), 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 [...]

Ryan Easterly Inducted into Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame

{Image Description: Man in a grey suit standing with crutches} The National Disability Mentoring Coalition (NDMC) has inducted 24 individuals and four organizations into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.The honorees — nominated by their mentees [...]

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WITH Foundation: Connecting our past to our future

(Description: A row of 5 daisies in different stages of growth)Connections between our past and our futureThis month is the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As we celebrate and appreciate the protections the ADA affords people [...]


Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 5:11am
Barriers in health care for people with disabilities: It’s not what you think https://t.co/CoDVbnQQB8 https://t.co/x9J919rBs3 withfoundation photo
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 at 1:29pm
A study that highlights the importance of disability competency for health care clinicians: https://t.co/cVXKooU41C #healthcare #disability



Established in 2002, WITH Foundation (formerly known as Special Hope Foundation) is a private foundation. The Foundation’s initial grantmaking benefited the disability community. In 2011, the Foundation began to focus its support on organizations and projects that promote the establishment of comprehensive and accessible health care for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Currently, the Foundation gives out around $750,000 each year and has provided (in total) more than $6.5 million in funding support.
WITHWednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 4:14pm
Save the Date: The WITH Foundation will be hosting a Community Reception on November 14th from 5:30-7:00pm at Ed Roberts Campus. Click the link below for more information. If you like to attend the reception but aren't on our mailing list, please email info@withfoundation.org to receive an e-invitation when they go out in early October. We hope to see you there!
WITHTuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 8:07am
Great coverage of yesterday's conversation about accessible healthcare at Stanford University's MedX Conference:http://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2017/09/18/barriers-in-health-care-for-people-with-disabilities-its-not-what-you-think/
WITHMonday, September 18th, 2017 at 8:32am
A photo from yesterday's conversation about accessible healthcare at Stanford University's MedX Conference. The conference featured Alice Wong (WITH Board member and Founder of the Disability Visibility Project), Mary Lou Breslin (Senior Policy Advisor at Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)), Robin Wilson-Beattie (Sexuality Educator, SexAbled) and Ryan Easterly (Executive Director, WITH Foundation).

Photo courtesy of Jenny Wong.

(Image description: 4 people on a stage- two women seated in wheelchairs, one woman and man on a large white couch, with crutches next to the man. The stage background has screens with MedX conference logo.)

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