1. Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities are increasingly accessing “Self Directed” services from the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). This is a big change in how supports and services are provided, and the change can at first seem complicated and hard to understand. This brief introduction, the first in a series on Self Direction, describes the basics of Self Directed services.

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  2. Ayden disappeared with his mother at age 2. When Ayden was finally found at age 5 and placed in foster care, Westchester Institute for Human Development was called upon to assess how the boy - who now wasn’t communicating or playing typically - was doing. WIHD’s comprehensive support enabled Ayden to get back on track developmentally and reunite successfully with his father. (Produced by Barbara Kornreich, Lyle Anderson and Sue Resnick)

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  3. Lyn-Marie is the mother of a boy with autism and a graduate of Westchester Institute for Human Development's training program for professionals who strive to be leaders in the field of disabilities. Passionate and eloquent, Lyn-Marie argues that “a space and a place must be made for this population that is begging for an opportunity to be functioning and contributing members of society” - powerful testament to the impact that WIHD’s progressive approach is having in the field. wihd.org

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  4. Client: Westchester Institute for Human Development

    Beth Heyd and Karen Van Den Houvel talk about WIHD's Assistive Technology Program

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  5. Ayden disappeared with his mother at age 2. When Ayden was finally found at age 5 and placed in foster care, Westchester Institute for Human Development was called upon to assess how the boy - who now wasn’t communicating or playing typically - was doing. WIHD’s comprehensive support enabled Ayden to get back on track developmentally and reunite successfully with his father.wihd.org

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