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IAHD’s commitment to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families remains as strong as ever, but quality programs require abundant resources. Your donations will help us support people by making their expression of choice and hope possible.


Solutions for everyone

Family Support Services

IAHD provides a multitude of supports and services to assist individuals and their families with accessing the full range of resources available to them. Medicaid Service Coordination, parent training, respite and entitlement assistance are just a few of the services we offer to individuals and their families. Every activity upholds IAHD’s commitment to assisting families.


Residential Services

Home should be a special place that offers comfort and provides a sense of belonging. IAHD’s homes are located in urban and suburban settings in both Bronx and Westchester Counties. Individuals are encouraged to become active members of their community by participating in all of the events their neighborhoods have to offer. Our homes and apartments are available to fit different needs and lifestyles.


Day Services and Individualized Supports

Our Day Services and Individualized Supports program assists individuals with helping to achieve personal dreams by offering creative activities specifically tailored to one’s interests. IAHD also provides therapeutic skills development to maximize opportunities for learning, self-actualization and socialization. A broad menu of options allows people to explore, discover and choose what works for them.


From the Blog


IAHD Turns 60!!

The Marina Del Rey served as the gracious host and setting for IAHD’s Annual Awards Dinner on May 11, 2017. The celebration marked 60 years of operation for IAHD, and was, additionally, the 50th Annual Awards Dinner. In commemoration of this event, IAHD remembered Sue Ginsburg, who was one of parent activists responsible for helping IAHD get its start way back in 1957. Also, remembered was Edward Ginsburg, Sue’s son, who received supports from IAHD until he passed away last year. The night was resplendent with exceptional food, music, views and auction items, now presented in a high tech and exciting format. Details of the evening’s celebration and honored guests follow below.


Star Employee Emerges from a Change of Auspice Opportunity

IAHD is always excited when it is awarded a Change of Auspice opportunity. Receiving such an award is validation that our organization is doing excellent work. In addition, the award allows us to increase the numbers of people who receive supports from IAHD, and ultimately, it provides us with opportunities to enrich the services and options that we are able to provide to people. We eagerly embrace the individuals who are receiving services and fold them into the IAHD system. We are also happy to meet the staff that had been working in the house, and quite often, the staff will also join the IAHD family. Deborah Street is an example of one staff member who was working at the Esplanade House when it became a part of IAHD. This month, she was honored as May’s Employee of the Month. Read below to learn more about the excellent work that Deborah does that earned her this award.