About Laura Shumaker

Laura Shumaker, the Communications Director of the Special Hope Foundation, is a writer, author and content strategist. Her work has been published in many places, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Times and on NPR. Laura is most proud of her role as the mother of 3 sons. He oldest, Matthew, has autism.

Healthcare and Disability: Takeaways from back-to-back conferences

The WITH Foundation had the honor this past week to sponsor The UCSF 18th Annual Developmental Disabilities Update and to participate in the 12th Annual Developmental Disabilities Public Policy Conference in Sacramento.  

This is sixth year WITH has sponsored the UCSF  Developmental Disabilities conference. The event provides updates to the medical community from […]

2019-03-22T07:46:28-07:00March 22nd, 2019|Blog|

Expert Conversations: Sheraden Nicholau

#Expert Conversations

Sheaden Nicholau A smiling woman with light skin and brown hair wearing a burgundy blouse.

WITH is pleased to present Expert Conversations, an ongoing series that features conversations with experts in the fields of healthcare, disability, digital health, and philanthropy.

Today’s Expert Conversation is with Sheraden Nicholau. She […]

2019-03-04T16:10:52-07:00March 4th, 2019|Blog|

WITH Holiday Reception

Reflections and sharing gratitude

Last week, WITH Foundation invited local grantees, community partners, disability advocates, and other funders to a holiday reception to show gratitude for their work, and also to share updates of the foundation’s busy and productive year. The reception was held at the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley, California.

WITH Foundation promotes comprehensive and […]

2018-12-13T19:03:43-07:00December 13th, 2018|Blog|

WITH Foundation gives thanks on National Philanthropy Day

WITH SAAC Collage of faces of members of WITH’s Self-Advocate Advisory Committee, individuals with a variety of skin and hair colors.

November 15th is National Philanthropy Day, a celebration of philanthropy that highlights the accomplishments, large and small, that philanthropy—and all those involved in the philanthropic process—makes to our […]

2018-11-14T17:08:17-07:00November 15th, 2018|Blog|

Digital Health: Takeaways from the USC Body Computing Conference

Representatives from WITH Foundation, as part of our Digital Health Initiative, attended the 12th Annual Global Body Computing Conference September 28 at USC. The annual event is designed for those seeking modern healthcare solutions and is known for creating and cultivating ideas that turn into sustainable industry trends.

More about WITH’s Digital Health Initiative

In an […]

2018-10-07T21:16:54-07:00October 6th, 2018|Blog|

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