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WIHD News, Alerts & Headlines


  • Registration is now open for the Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disoder's Second Annual Spring on May 1, 2015.
    View Event Flyer Here     Register for Conference
  • The Spring 2015 Child Welfare Newsletter is now available.  View and Read Here
  • The Fall 2014 Child Welfare Newsletter is now available.  Read More
  • The Fall 2014 Community Support Network Newsletter is now available. View Here
  • Dr. Ansley Bacon, Westchester Institute for Human Development's (WIHD), Chief Executive Officer, selected to receive The Association of University Centers on Disabilities 2014 George S. Jesien Distinguished Achievement Award.  Read More   
  • Dr. David O'Hara, Westchester Institute for Human Development's (WIHD), Chief Operating Officer, selected as a Health Information Technology Fellow by the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Read More
  • Communication Skills: Module 2" of Resource Modules on Health of People with Intellectual Disabilities is now available for trainees and early career professionals to use to increase communication knowledge and skills in the areas of: health care and wellness encounters with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD); universal design in written and electronic communication; language use to demonstrate respect; supporting self-determination in health; the use of technology to enable effective communication; communication with people with sensory challenges and language differences; and working with interpreters.
  • Westchester Institute for Human Development University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities is pleased to announce the website "Taking Charge of My Health: Partners in Health Transition" is now available here. This website provides information and resources on health self-management designed to guide teens and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), family members and caregivers to achieve successful health transition.  The website draws on transition experiences of teens and young adults with I/DD, family members and caregivers, and it is based on self-determination framework.  Website development was supported through a grant from the Special Hope Foundation. 
  • WIHD's Housing Resource Guide for Westchester is now available online. Read More
  • WIHD's Child Welfare Program has created a Wish List of toys and supplies. Learn More 
  • Dr. O'Hara Receives AUCD International Service Award. Read More
  • Westchester Institute for Human Development Launches First Annual Training Workshop in Developmental Medicine. Read More
  • College is now an option for young people with developmental disabilities who graduate high school and need opportunities to transition to adulthood. Read More
  • Do you need help getting the financial benefits you need to become more independent? Contact WIHD's Benefit Navigation Team for assistance.
  • Sign up now to receive The Pipeline, WIHD's monthly e-newsletter highlighting the newest developments.

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