What’s Working in Washington – Ep 481 – The Institute for Exceptional Care – Mai Pham

Mai Pham is the founder and CEO of the Institute for Exceptional Care, a nonprofit aiming to make healthcare safe and inclusive for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Mai shares how her own experience raising a child with autism opened her eyes to the tremendous gaps in healthcare faced by people with IDD, and how this experience inspired the founding of her organization. With the average medical student getting only 11 minutes of exposure to IDD in their training, the Institute for Exceptional Care’s advocacy for specialized, high-quality healthcare is truly life-changing for patients, families, and communities.