Michelle Ballan, PhD of Stony Brook University provided a presentation on “Interpersonal Violence and Disability” to the WIHD LEND trainees on Thursday, March 2nd. Dr. Ballan’s research, teaching and service are dedicated to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. At Stony Brook University, she is Professor of Social Welfare, Professor of Family, Population [...]
The New York Medical College (NYMC) American Academy for Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) student chapter volunteered at the 2017 Special Olympics Winter State Games at the Stewart Air National Guard Base in Poughkeepsie, NY. More than 1,000 athletes and coaches from across the state participated in games featuring competitions in Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, [...]
WIHD is currently accepting applications for the Behavioral Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis/Developmental Disabilities track for the 2017-2018 year, which will begin in September 2017. For more information, please visit: http://www.wihd.org/psychology-training/ and view the flyer by clicking here.
The 8th Annual Hispanic Parents Leadership Conference on Special Education will take place on Thursday, March 9, 2017 9:30am-2:00pm at Manhattanville College’s Reid Castle. The keynote speaker will be Angelica Infante Green, Deputy Commissioner of P-12 Instructional Support for the New York State Education Department. For more information about the conference, including how to register, [...]
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 Carol Napierski, Senior Director of Administration at NYSACRA, John will provide NYSACRA members and all housing stakeholders with technical assistance [...]
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 Centro Hispano, Inc. Lulu participated in a meet and greet with the families to inform them of available special education [...]
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 the space an open and bright feel. The event was featured in The Examiner News: “Renovated Rooms to Help Foster [...]
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 Directors. Dr. Edwards served as the President of the AUCD Board of Directors for 2016.
They say good things come to those who wait. . . for the clients and staff of WIHD's child welfare programs, the wait is finally over and great things have indeed come. Thanks to the generosity of many supporters, the Child Welfare therapy rooms received a major make over and look better than ever. As [...]
WIHD is now recruiting applicants for its 2017-2018 Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship for the Child Welfare/Pediatric Disabilities track and the Behavioral Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis/Developmental Disabilities track. For more information, please visit our Psychology Training page by clicking here.