Westchester Institute for Human Development
325 Cedarwood Hall
Valhalla, New York 10595
Contact Person: Ansley Bacon, PhD
Phone Number: (914) 493-8204
Fax Number: (914) 493-7899
Web address:
Number of Yrs in Service: 50+

Mission: WIHD creates better futures for people with disabilities and vulnerable children and for their families and caregivers.  WIHD accomplishes its mission through professional education, innovative services and supports, community training and technical assistance and research and information dissemination.

Values: WHID policies, programs and activities seek to advance the following core values: inclusion and self-determination; safety, permanency and well-being; family and community partnerships; cultural competence and diversity; and leadership and innovation. 

Vision: WHID envisions a future in which people with disabilities and vulnerable children live healthy and productive lives as full members of society.

 Disabilities Served:

Hearing Impaired x Visually Impaired x
Emotional / Psychiatric x Traumatic Brain Injured x
Developmental Disabilities x Physical Disabilities  
Learning Disabilities   Autism x
Medically Fragile x
Other Disabilities:

Ages Served:

0 to 5 x 22 to 65 x
6 to 21 x 65 and over x

Recreation Services Provided:

Arts   Team Sports  
Biking    Tennis  
Camps   Theater  
Dance   Videography  
Horseback Riding   Wheelchair Sports  
Martial Arts   Writing  
Music   Yoga  
Social   Swimming  
Other Recreation:


Education Services Provided:

Early Intervention   High School  
Pre-School   Post Secondary x
Elementary/Middle School   Pre-Vocational  
Professional x Assessments x
Other Education:


Transportation Services Provided:

Public   Travel Training  
Other Transportation:


Housing Services Provided:

Group Homes   Supported Apartments  
Other Housing:


Legal / Support / Advocacy Services Provided:

Guardianship   Assessments x
Pooled Trusts   Disability Rights Advocacy  
Supplemental Needs Trust   Disability Support Groups x
School Advocacy  x Sexuality Awareness Counseling  
Other Legal / Support / Advocacy Services:

Medical Services Services Provided:

Clinical Services x Nutrition Counseling x
Dental x Psychiatric Psychological Services x
Adaptive Technology x Speech Therapy x
Occupational Therapy x Physical Therapy x
Other Medical Services: Primary care, psychiatry, neurology, audiology.

Vocational Services Services Provided:

Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation   Sheltered Employment  
Vocational Training   Supported Employment  x
Pre-Vocational Training   Competitive Employment  
Vocational Counseling      
Other Vocational Services: