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The WIHD 40th Anniversary Lecture Series is open to the public and features nationally renowned speakers, who will be addressing the future opportunities and challenges in the areas of Child Welfare, Early Childhood, Autism and Transition, Disability and Health and Health and Technology.
The second in the series will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2012, from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM at WIHD, Cedarwood Hall Auditorium, Valhalla, NY 10595 (on the campus of the Westchester Medical Center).
Dr. Neal Halfon, director of the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, and also directs the Child and Family Health Program in the UCLA School of Public Health, and the National Center for Infant and Early Childhood Health Policy, will present:
Investing in the Future of America: Transforming Early Childhood Systems
Dr. Halfon will discuss how the current Westchester County community partnerships between civic leaders and families hold the key to creating the educational solutions our children need. His understanding of the lifelong educational and economic consequences of early childhood experiences has enabled Dr. Halfon to create strategies that show communities how to make a difference.
Event information and seat reservations are available at www.wihd.org/40th-anniversary-lecture2
For more information, please contact Holly Stevens at (914) 493-6851.
The Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) creates better futures for people with disabilities, vulnerable children and, for their families and caregivers.
The Institute operates a large, comprehensive outpatient health center that offers medical, dental, speech and hearing, and behavioral services and coordinates health and social services for individuals, and their families and caregivers. Through its’ Community Support Network WIHD links individuals and families with information, professionals, training programs, and community resources.
Additionally, WIHD coordinates multi-disciplinary assessments of child abuse; provides training and support to birth and adoptive families; as well as, delivering clinical and support services to children in foster care and their foster families.
As one of only 67 University Centers for Excellence in Disabilities in the country, WIHD is a leader in addressing major social and health issues affecting people with disabilities and vulnerable children. WIHD as a leader in the field; develops and disseminates innovative new ideas, and creative solutions; conducts education programs and courses for current and future generations of leaders, professionals, family-members, and self-advocates. WIHD actively advocates for policies and practices to achieve social change.