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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
WIHD wished John Maltby, Director of Community Supports and Services, a fond farewell as he leaves WIHD to focus his attention on housing alternatives for individuals with disabilities. WIHD thanks John for his tireless efforts working with individuals with disabilities, advocates, and families to improve access to housing options in New York.
Adoptive children and their families enjoyed a festive holiday party hosted by the Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) on December 14. Each child received a gift chosen specifically for them. The Cleckley family from Yonkers is pictured with, from left, Linda Fettmann, Program Manager and Clinical Supervisor, and Susan Fox, President and CEO [...]
WIHD is now recruiting applicants for its 2018-2019 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.
WIHD President and CEO, Dr. Susan Fox, has been appointed to the New York State Department of Health, Disability and Health Program Stakeholders Group (NYSDHP). The NYSDHP is tasked with promoting inclusion and accessibility in public health programs and reducing health disparities between people with and without disabilities, with a focus on cardiovascular disease and [...]
Leyla Liana is a visitor from Tanzania who has spent the past 4 weeks here at WIHD working in the Assistive Technology Program. She is an assistant lecturer in computer science at Dodoma University. She came to us as part of an ADA International Fellowship program through AUCD. Her interest is in developing apps for [...]
WIHD Medical Director and NYMC AADMD founding chair honored at 2017 Westfair Communications Doctors of Distinction awards program
Dr. AnneBeth Litt, Medical Director of WIHD, was awarded the "Caring for All" award at the Westfair Communications Doctors of Distinction awards program. In addition, Michael Tarr, the founding chair of the New York Medical College (NYMC) chapter of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) was awarded the "Promise for the Future" [...]
Dr. Patricia Patrick will present the the 7th Annual Assistant Professor Pediatric Research Symposium
WIHD Director of Research, Dr. Patricia Patrick, has been selected to present at the 7th Annual Assistant Professor Pediatric Research Symposium at New York Medical College on Wednesday, November 22nd. The presentation is titled "Implementing a Hospital-Based Safe Sleep Program for Newborns". The purpose of this study was to create a safe sleep environment for [...]