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IEC (Institute for Exceptional Care)

We Make Healthcare Better And Safer For People with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD).

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Connecting the disability and healthcare communities to transform care

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Grounded in Lived Experience of IDD

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IEC’s work centers — and is led by — self-advocates with IDD, a population that includes 16 million Americans. These perspectives inform all of our programs.

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Knowing people in healthcare and how to work with them makes it easier to drive change. We bring decades of combined experience as clinicians, payers, and agency leads.

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Our collaborative movement brings together people in the IDD community and healthcare professionals to identify issues with getting the best care and to create inclusive solutions.

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IEC creates ambitious programs with unlikely allies to improve care. Our ideas and action have earned the support of big players in healthcare and beyond.

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Our Priorities

We Are Working To Change How Healthcare is Taught, Delivered, and Paid For:

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Taught

We aim to change how healthcare professionals are taught so that all clinicians feel confident and prepared to provide high-quality care and support for people with IDD.

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Delivered

We aim to change how care is designed and delivered so that it respects the priorities and needs of people with IDD.

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Paid For

We aim to change how healthcare services are paid for so that providers can deliver whole-person, coordinated care and services that meet the needs of the IDD population.

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Together, We Can Drive Large-Scale, Meaningful Change in the Healthcare System

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