IDD Health Matters Ep 26: Empowering Voices in Healthcare with BJ Stasio

In this enlightening episode of IDD Health Matters, host Dr. Craig Escude welcomes a remarkable guest, BJ Stasio, an advocate renowned for his work in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). BJ’s journey is not just inspiring but also a beacon of hope and empowerment for many in the IDD community.

Throughout the episode, BJ shares his personal experiences and challenges, shedding light on the unique healthcare needs and barriers faced by individuals with IDD. His stories are a powerful testament to the importance of self-advocacy and the need for inclusive healthcare practices.

Dr. Escude, with his deep expertise in IDD healthcare, engages in a thought-provoking dialogue with BJ, exploring topics such as:

The importance of self-advocacy in healthcare settings.

Navigating the healthcare system as an individual with IDD.

Overcoming communication barriers between patients with IDD and healthcare providers.

The role of policy and community support in improving healthcare for the IDD population.

This episode is not just informative but also a call to action for healthcare professionals, caregivers, and policymakers to foster a more inclusive and understanding healthcare environment for those with IDD.

Tune in to this episode of IDD Health Matters for an insightful and heartening conversation that highlights the strength and resilience of the IDD community, and the ongoing efforts to ensure equitable healthcare for all.

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