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Institute Receives Major Federal Grant

Dr. Susan Fox, President and CEO of the Westchester Institute for Human Development

Congratulations to BCW member Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) which this week was awarded a federal grant of $547,000 for medical research, training and education of human services professionals, and innovative program development.

WIHD works advance policies and practices that ensure the health and self-determination among people of all ages with developmental disabilities, and the safety and well-being of vulnerable children. The funding, which was secured through the efforts of U.S Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, is crucial to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families and will be used to bolster training, research, and program development.

“Due to this funding, we will be able to continue our work to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families through education, service, and research,” said Dr. Susan Fox, President and CEO of the Westchester Institute for Human Development. Based in Valhalla, the Westchester Institute for Human Development is one of 67 university-affiliated centers dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through education, service, and research.

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