Scott Crawford – advocate for people with disabilities
Dr. Scott M. Crawford earned his Ph.D. in 1995 (Clinical Psychology) from the University of Southern Mississippi, with a subspecialty in Neuropsychology. He did his internship and post-doctoral work at the University of Miami School of Medicine, and remained there to practice while teaching doctoral level courses part time. In 1999, he developed a rapidly progressive form of multiple sclerosis and had to give up his career in 2000. Crawford moved back to Mississippi in 2006, uses a power wheelchair for mobility, and copes with severe fatigue, spasticity, and dysphonia (weak vocal cords). A passionate advocate for people with disabilities, Crawford specializes in the areas of transportation and public access to streets, sidewalks, and buildings. In 2014, he was inducted into the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Advocacy Hall of Fame. He sits on many boards and committees and engages local, state, and national decision makers to improve access for those living with disabilities.