Welcome to the WIHD LEND Class of 2019!

WIHD welcomed 25 trainees to their first day in the LEND program on Thursday, September 6th. Trainees will participate in 300-hour interdisciplinary program from now through May. The class consists of 21 trainees on site in Valhalla and 4 trainees who will participate virtually—two from Puerto Rico and two from the US Virgin Islands. Welcome [...]

By |2018-09-10T12:25:20-04:00September 10th, 2018|Graduate Students, News|0 Comments

WIHD’s Mitchell Levitz to be one of the Grand Marshal’s for 24th Annual NYC Buddy Walk

On September 15th, WIHD's Mitchell Levitz will be one of the Grand Marshals for the 24th Annual New York City Buddy Walk! He will kick off the walk with fellow Grand Marshals Lucas Warren and Collette Devito. To register for the walk or donate, please visit Congratulations to Mitchell! We are so proud to you have [...]

By |2018-08-23T10:01:56-04:00August 23rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

WIHD’s Izel Obermeyer chosen as Carnegie-Wit Diaspora Fellow

WIHD congratulates Izel Obermeyer, Director of our Assistive Technology Program, for being chosen as a Carnegie-Wit Diaspora Fellow. The Carnegie-WITS Alumni Diaspora Programme is an initiative of the Faculty of Health Sciences, at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The Fellowship program seeks to stimulate research [...]

By |2018-08-13T08:52:45-04:00August 13th, 2018|News|0 Comments

WIHD’s Naomi Brickel receives award from the New York Council of Administrators of Special Education (NYCASE)

WIHD congratulates Naomi Brickel who was awarded by the New York Council of Administrators of Special Education (NYCASE) as the 2018 Friend of Special Education Award recipient at their annual conference today.  The Friend of Special Education Award is an award celebrating her contributions and support within the field of Special Education.  Naomi was chosen [...]

By |2018-07-17T14:00:31-04:00July 17th, 2018|News|0 Comments

WIHD’s Naomi Brickel Visits DC Offices of NYS Legislators

This week, WIHD's Director of Community and Family Education, Naomi Brickel, visited the DC offices of NYS legislators, advocating on behalf students with disabilities with other stakeholders from NY (as well as teams from 45 states) at the Council For Exceptional Children’s (CEC) Special Education Legislative Summit. Highlights include opportunities to meet and converse with [...]

By |2018-07-12T08:27:50-04:00July 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

WIHD LEND Program Represented at the International Congress of Infant Studies Conference in Philadelphia, PA

WIHD was represented in two research posters presented by Patricia Towle, LEND Faculty, and several WIHD trainees at the International Congress of Infant Studies in Philadelphia, PA, July 1-3. The first poster, "Is There Empirical Evidence that Earlier is Better for Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder?", was authored by Post-Doctoral Fellows Tamique Ridgard [...]

By |2018-07-05T08:57:37-04:00July 5th, 2018|Graduate Students, News, Researchers|0 Comments

WIHD Appoints Jenean Castillo as Director of LEND Interdisciplinary Training Program

The Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) has announced the appointment of Jenean Castillo, PhD,  as Director of the federally funded LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities) interdisciplinary training program at WIHD. Dr. Castillo is Assistant Professor of Practice in the Center on Disability and Health in the School of Health Sciences and [...]

By |2018-07-03T09:50:48-04:00July 3rd, 2018|Graduate Students, News|0 Comments

WIHD congratulates Dr. Patty Towle on recent article publication

WIHD congratulates Dr. Patty Towle on the publication of her article "A Longitudinal Study of Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder Before Age Three: School Services at Three Points Time for Three Levels of Outcome Disability" in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. This study reported on 70 children who were evaluated thoughout the [...]

By |2018-06-20T09:13:30-04:00June 20th, 2018|Graduate Students, News, Researchers|0 Comments

Dr. Jenean Castillo receives Diversity and Inclusion Award

WIHD's Dr. Jenean Castillo, pictured with WIHD President & CEO Dr. Susan Fox, received the 2018 New York Medical College (NYMC) Diversity and Inclusion Award at the NYMC/Westchester Medical Center Diversity and Inclusion Conference held on Monday, March 19th. The award is given to a recipient who demonstrates sustained commitment to the values of diversity [...]

By |2018-03-22T10:37:31-04:00March 22nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Community Support Network Staff Impact State Policy in Special Education

The state advocacy efforts of the CSN at WIHD are rooted in personal and professional experience (from the thousands of families and professionals we assist) - and passion. In a state where few people understand complex regulatory requirements pertaining to student exit, Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), and English Language Learners (ELLS) who are students with [...]

By |2018-02-20T08:37:43-05:00February 20th, 2018|News|0 Comments