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IntellectAbility’s roots began in 1992. Along with training courses, webinars, and materials, IntellectAbility is the sole developer, producer, and distributor of the web-based Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST). The HRST is the most widely used and validated health risk screening instrument for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

IntellectAbility’s focus is on developing tools and training for the person-centered support of such vulnerable populations. Through the education of government agencies and service providers, IntellectAbility aims to improve lives. With unrelenting focus, IntellectAbility works to fulfill its mission of improving the health and quality of life for people faced with these types of vulnerabilities.

 

Published Research

A study was conducted by William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine about the efficacy of IntellectAbility’s Curriculum in IDD Healthcare eLearning course in teaching medical students about the fundamentals of IDD Healthcare. Based upon the data, the researchers concluded the online course was successful in increasing the student’s knowledge of IDD healthcare, confidence in treating people with IDD, and maximum ability to deliver effective medical care to people with IDD.  Below is the poster that will be presented at the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine’s Education Leaders 2021 conference.

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Published Press Articles

Supporting People with Intellectual Disabilities

People with IDD are susceptible to the same age-related issues as anyone else. IntellectAbility President Dr. Craig Escudé explains how to help them maintain a good quality of life and why supporters must be trained to recognize signs of aging among this population group.

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