Westchester Institute for Human Development is a leader in addressing major social and health issues affecting people with disabilities and vulnerable children. WIHD addresses major social and health issues by developing and delivering medical, clinical and support services to individuals, their families and caregivers. As one of only 67 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, WIHD creates better futures for these individuals through the creation and dissemination of innovative research, professional leadership education and best practices trainings. WIHD provides nearly 50 programs and services to families and professionals throughout Westchester County and the Lower Hudson Valley. At WIHD, everything we do is guided by our vision of a future in which all people, including people with disabilities and vulnerable children, live healthy and productive lives as full members of society.
UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (UCEDD)
WIHD is a leader in the areas of disability and human development. The Institute addresses the needs of the community through professional education programs, technical assistance, research, and dissemination of information. For more information CLICK HERE
WIHD creates better futures for people with disabilities, for vulnerable children, and for their families and caregivers. WIHD accomplishes its mission through professional education, comprehensive services and supports, community training and technical assistance, and innovative research and information dissemination.
We envision a future in which people with disabilities and vulnerable children live healthy and productive lives as full members of society.
INCLUSION & SELF-DETERMINATION
We believe that every person with a disability or special health care need should have the opportunity to live a healthy, meaningful, and productive life as a full member of the community, and we believe that individuals with disabilities and their families should have the tools necessary to make informed choices and decisions about their own lives.
SAFETY, PERMANENCY & WELL-BEING
We believe that every child deserves a safe, loving, and permanent home that fosters healthy development.
FAMILY & COMMUNITY PARTNERS
We believe that WIHD best achieves its mission when individuals, families, caregivers, advocates and community members participate as full partners.
CULTURAL COMPETENCY & DIVERSITY
We believe that the needs of diverse people with disabilities and vulnerable children and families are best served by a diverse and culturally competent workforce.
LEADERSHIP & INNOVATION
We believe that interdisciplinary leadership is required to generate creative solutions and positive outcomes.
In 2018, WIHD developed strategic intentions to drive our work over the next three years. Please click here to view WIHD’s Strategic Intentions for 2018-2021.