The Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) is a member of a national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). As a UCEDD, WIHD is authorized under the federal Developmental Disabilities Act to promote the independence, productivity and community inclusion of people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD). This is achieved under the four core functions of UCEDDs:
- interdisciplinary pre-service preparation and continuing education of students and fellows
- community services, including training, technical assistance, and/or demonstration and model activities
- dissemination of information
WIHD UCEDD faculty and staff conduct clinical, social/behavioral, and education research aimed at improving the lives of people with I/DD, vulnerable children and youth, and their families.
Primary areas of interest are shown below and link to members of our research team with expertise in that area.