Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland) today announced that the Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) will receive a $554,000 University Center for Excellence in Development Disabilities (UCEDD) grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
"For years WIHD has worked to promote the health and well-being of people with disabilities and special heath care needs in our community," said Lowey. "The HHS grant will enable WIHD to advance their vision of a future where all people with disabilities are able to fully participate in society, live healthy and productive lives, and gain access to the services and support they need. I am proud that this funding will strengthen programming for individuals with disabilities in our community."
"We are so pleased to receive the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities grant from the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at the Westchester Institute for Human Development," said Dr. Ansley Bacon, President and CEO of WIHD. "It will allow us to continue our training and research efforts to enable people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to live healthy, productive lives as full members of their communities. We especially appreciate Congresswoman Lowey's leadership on disability issues; she is truly one of our champions in the Congress."
The funding will be used to support key leadership staff to coordinate four core functions: interdisciplinary leadership training, community services and training, research, and dissemination of information. It will also support staff to develop additional programs and activities in our priority areas of health and disability, self determination and community living, and child welfare and disability.