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 Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, will enable WIHD’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) to continue groundbreaking research in areas like disabilities and human development.
The Westchester Institute for Human Development works to advance policies and practices that ensure the health and self-determination among people of all ages with developmental disabilities, and the safety and well-being of vulnerable children. This funding is crucial to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families and will be used to bolster training, research, and program development.
HHS grant funding will be used to fund research and educational efforts related to studying disability and human development. The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is a U.S. government agency within the National Institute of Health(NIH). ACL is focused on bettering the lives of Americans with disabilities, their families and caregivers.
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