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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 Hope Foundation provided […]

2017-06-20T17:49:49+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Blog|

Special Hope Foundation’s Ryan Easterly Appointed to President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities

We have some good news to share.

President Barack Obama has announced his intention appoint Ryan Easterly, a member of the Special Hope Foundation’s Board of Directors, to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID). professionalpicRyan is Co-Founder and Director of Northern California Community Relations at […]

2017-06-20T16:37:39+00:00 November 27th, 2016|Blog|

Integrating Oral Health for People with Disabilities

The American Public Health Association adopted 11 new policy statements at their annual meeting last week.

The policy statements covered topics ranging from increasing the minimum wage, to reducing exposure to harmful chemicals, to promoting transgender and gender diverse health—and promoting oral health prevention and treatment for people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. […]

2017-06-20T16:47:44+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Blog|

Personal Touch + Technology = Successful Digital Health

Understanding the goal of digital health

My 30-year-old son Matthew is autistic, and he loves going to the doctor. He loves it so much that he recently  told me how much he was looking forward to his upcoming colonoscopy.

Matthew has advanced ulcerative colitis, which means many visits to the doctor, the lab, the infusion center and […]

2017-05-03T00:41:43+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Blog|

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