Monday, 27th February, 2017

WIHD will be open for business as usual.

Areas of Focus

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The University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) addresses the needs of the community through professional education programs, technical assistance, research, and dissemination of information. We provide health and human services to children and adults. MORE

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Programs and Services

Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) is a leader in the areas of disability and human development. WIHD addresses major social and health issues by developing and delivering medical, clinical and support services to individuals, their families and caregivers. MORE

WIHD LEND trainees and staff

Leadership and Continuing Education

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) is an interdisciplinary leadership training program, funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the federal government at 43 universities around the country. MORE


Research and evaluation activities at the Westchester Institute for Human Development include basic and applied research, evaluation, and the analysis of public policy related to individuals with developmental disabilities or vulnerable children, and their families. CLICK HERE FOR RESEARCH INFORMATION

Resources and Product Library

Westchester Institute for Human Development addresses the needs of the community through professional education programs, technical assistance, research, and dissemination of information.


Featured WIHD Videos

A Leader in the Making-Lyn Marie’s Story
Lyn-Marie is a former LEND graduate who speaks of the impact LEND has had on her life.


Recent News

WIHD staff member to co-direct NYSACRA Housing Resource Center

February 8th, 2017|0 Comments

John Maltby, Director of Community Supports and Services at WIHD, will serve as co-director of the newly created New York State Association of Community and Residential Agencies (NYSACRA) Housing Resource Center (HRC). Along with co-director [...]

WIHD staff member invited as a guest speaker at Special Education event

February 6th, 2017|0 Comments

WIHD staff member, Lulu Bencosme, MSEd was an invited speaker at the first Spanish only event held on the topic of Special Education. The event was a collaboration between White Plains Public Schools and El [...]

WIHD Child Welfare Department featured in “The Examiner News”

February 6th, 2017|0 Comments

On January 17th, the WIHD Child Welfare department unveiled eight newly renovated therapy rooms. The rooms were painted, carpeted and outfitted with new furniture, functional storage cabinets and brand new therapeutic toys and games, giving [...]

Karen Edwards, MD MPH received 2016 AUCD President’s Award

January 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Dr. Edwards, Vice President for Education, Training and Research, Co-UCEDD Director and LEND Program Director at WIHD, received the AUCD President’s Award. The award is presented to the outgoing President of the AUCD Board of [...]