Yearly Archives: 2015

Positive Exposure: Redefining the Art of Medical Education

Special Hope Foundation Grantee Profile

Once a month, the Special Hope Foundation highlights the work of one of our grantees, and the ways in which they promote the establishment of comprehensive health care for adults with developmental disabilities designed to address their unique and fundamental needs.

This past September, we awarded a grant to a very special […]

2017-05-03T01:02:53+00:00 November 9th, 2015|Blog|

Strengthening the Healthcare Delivery System for Adults with Disabilities

How can healthcare systems improve care for adults with developmental disabilities?

The Special Hope Foundation brought together 100 health care professionals, disability rights program advocates and experts last month for Effective Healthcare for Adults with Developmental Disabilities, a Symposium designed to create a dialogue between California health providers and advocates.

The Symposium […]

2017-06-20T18:22:55+00:00 October 19th, 2015|Blog|

Healthcare for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

The Special Hope Foundation Symposium participants make recommendations, plan next steps

When nearly 100 health care professionals,  disability rights program advocates and experts gathered for The Special Hope Foundation’s Effective Healthcare for Adults with Developmental Disabilities symposium, key questions emerged after the day’s introductory Keynote presentations that would influence the remainder of the day:

2017-06-20T18:21:04+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Blog|

Effective Healthcare for Adults With Developmental Disabilities

Is California on the right track?

On Friday, September 25, The Special Hope Foundation welcomed healthcare providers, funders, researchers, advocates and policy makers to take part in a ground-breaking healthcare symposium. The goal of the symposium was to take a collaborative look at managed healthcare for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

How is managed care working for people with […]

2017-06-20T18:17:47+00:00 September 29th, 2015|Blog|

Special Hope Foundation’s Class of 2015

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In the spirit of Back-to-School season, the Special Hope Foundation […]

2017-06-20T18:15:48+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Blog|

Tim Shriver Thanks the Special Hope Foundation at AADMD 2015

But that is not the only thing that happened at the AADMD Global Summit on Innovations is Health and IDD.

This unique, international conference on health and healthcare for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities was held in Los Angeles, CA July 27-29, 2015 and featured practitioners, researchers and providers from around the world. The conference also […]

2017-06-20T17:01:28+00:00 August 8th, 2015|Blog|

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