WIHD Director of Dental Services, Patricia Seagriff, DDS, received a Community Service Award from New York Medical College (NYMC). She was nominated by Dr. Morales, the Chief of the NYMC Department of Dental Medicine. She was recognized for her 17 years of dedication to the special needs population by coordinating the Special Smiles Program, going [...]
WIHD Director of Dental Services, Patricia Seagriff, DDS, coordinated the Special Olympics Special Smiles event on May 6th at West Point. For the last 17 years, Dr. Seagriff has coordinated the event, which includes dentists, hygienists, office staff, family, friends and dental students. They complete oral screenings of the Special Olympic athletes at their Spring [...]
WIHD is proud to announce it was awarded a federal grant of $547,000 for medical research, training and education of human services professionals, and innovative program development. The funding was allocated through the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Community Living (ACL).The funding , which was secured through the efforts of U.S [...]
WIHD is proud to announce it was awarded a $376,826 grant from the New York State Health Care Transformation Program to replace a van which brings dental services directly to people with developmental disabilities. WIHD’s Dental Van regularly visits community services agencies throughout the Hudson Valley Region and provides appointments on-site which decreases not only [...]
WIHD Community Training Coordinator, Jenna Lequia, PhD, and WIHD Director of Community and Family Education, Naomi Brickel, MSEd, attended the 2017 Special Education Legislative Summit in Alexandria, Virginia July 9-July 11. They were two of approximately 250 attendees from 40 states. They met with New York State Senators and Representatives to advocate on behalf of [...]
Dr. Jenna Lequia has been elected to the presidential line of the NYS Council for Exceptional Children Executive Board. In her first year, Dr. Lequia will serve as vice president. Congratulations to Jenna!
WIHD thanks retiring Board member, Nancy Taddiken, for her four years of service as Board member and Governance Committee Chair. Her thoughtful leadership and guidance will be greatly missed.
Jason Xenakis, MD, awarded the 2017 Healthcare Leaders of New York Achievement Award of Distinction Scholarship
Jason Xenakis, MD, WIHD Patient Centered Medical Home Project Manager, was awarded the 2017 Healthcare Leaders of New York (HLNY) Achievement Award of Distinction Scholarship. HLNY is the New York metropolitan chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). This award is offered to “students who have demonstrated academic excellence and community service involvement [...]
NYMC students Michael Tarr, Jessica Park and Tara Crown, all attended The American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) 15th Annual Educational Conference. The three-day conference was held June 2nd through June 4th in Houston, Texas. The conference focused around the healthcare for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and featured plenary sessions, posters [...]
On Friday June 2, 2017, The Hudson Valley Special Education Parent Center (HVSEPC) hosted their annual Transition Institute. This year’s theme was Transition Planning for English Language Learners (ELLs) and Students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds. The opening address was given by Angelica M. Infante-Green, Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Education Department's [...]