Operation House Call Launches an Interprofessional Pilot

On Wednesday January 30, Operation House Call (OHC) piloted a new program with Tufts Medical School and Simmons University. 170 Medical students, Graduate Nursing students, Physical Therapy and Nutrition students took part in OHC lectures taught by Maura Sullivan, Director of OHC, and Julie Heffernan, Parent Instructor. OHC has matched each TUSM medical student with 2 Simmons Graduate Nursing students and assigned these groups to go together to visit homes of our OHC host families. We are excited to bring together future doctors and nurses to hear directly from families about how to enhance care for their loved ones with autism or Down syndrome or other intellectual and developmental disabilities. Continue reading

Operation House Call Featured on WBZ

On Tuesday, November 20, WBZ CBS Boston aired a feature story on The Arc’s important program, Operation House Call (OHC). The story focused on one of the many classes of OHC offered at Boston University School of Medicine, featuring Director of Operation House Call Maura Sullivan; co-teacher sisters Hana and Helen Coppenrath; co-teacher coordinator Julie Coppenrath; and first person testimonials from the medical students who participate in this program. Continue reading