The Institutes of Applied Human Dynamics, Inc (IAHD) was founded in 1957 to provide a range of services for mentally retarded, brain-injured and emotionally disturbed infants, children, youth and adults. At its inception, parents and volunteers were trained in the practical application of psychodynamic, socio-dynamic, activity-dynamic arts and sciences so they could learn to serve these exceptional people in our programs and in their homes.


IAHD has pride in its long history of collaboration with energetic parents who continue to make important contributions to the success of the agency. Today, IAHD serves over 750 persons with developmental disabilities and their families. We are committed to serving people from birth throughout their entire life span.

IAHD offers a range of programs and services in the Bronx and Westchester that include:

  • Early Intervention
  • Preschool
  • Clinical Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Medicaid Service Coordination
  • Article 16 Clinic Services
  • Parent Advocacy
  • Family Support
  • Residential Services
  • Day Habilitation
  • Special Education School Program
  • Vocational Training
  • Seniors Program
  • Center Based Preschool Program