Dr. Craig Escude - Advocate and Educator for those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Dr. Craig Escude - Advocate and Educator for those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Dr. Escudé is a board-certified Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a Fellow of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine with over 20 years of clinical experience providing medical care for people with IDD and complex medical conditions. He served as medical director of Hudspeth Regional Center in Mississippi for those with severe and profound intellectual and developmental disabilities until his retirement in June of 2018. He is the founder of DETECT, the Developmental Evaluation, Training and Educational Consultative Team of Mississippi, whose purpose is to educate, train, and support community-based medical and dental providers who provide care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and in July 2018, he was named President of  IntellectAbility, previously known as Health Risk Screening, Inc., where his role includes building on the time-tested “Health Risk Screening Tool.” He is also the author of   “Clinical Pearls in IDD Health Care” and of the

“Curriculum in IDD Health Care” that is used to train physicians and other clinicians about healthcare for people with IDD.