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Our Updated Brand

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We are proud to share our new brand and website that reflect the collaborative nature of our work.

Disability, equity, and the NIH

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Driving large-scale changes in healthcare to improve wellbeing for people with IDD is IEC’s mission. Explaining IEC’s take on health policy and its implications for people with IDD is a big part of the job for Lauren Erickson, our Director of Policy and Programs.

Payment reform

Primary care is foundational to a high-performing health care system and improving health equity. It is also a cornerstone of IEC’s work to make healthcare better and safer for people with disabilities.

IEC on PBS Newshour

In a recent commentary for STAT, IEC Board member Dena Gassner explored recent CDC reports that autism diagnosis among children has risen to 1 in every 36.

New Board Member: Dena Gassner

Dena Gassner joins the IEC Board of Directors, bringing high levels of professional expertise grown from a lifetime of systems navigation on behalf of her son who is autistic.

Disability & Nursing Standards

IEC submitted this comment letter to the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on incorporating disability education into the Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs.