The Time is Now

Thank you to Senator David Carlucci and the legislators working to protect vulnerable individuals in the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Community. Funding cuts are devastating many people supported as well as the essential workers they rely on. Further cuts will cause even further damage. “The true measure of any society can be found in how…

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Beginning Monday, September 14, 2020, IAHD will begin to re-open its Day Habilitation programs in the first phase of its plan. Click the links below for more information: Tarrytown Day-Hab Facility (English)Tarrytown Day-Hab Facility (Espanol) Bainbridge Day-Hab Facility (English)Bainbridge Day-Hab Facility (Espanol)

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Take Action Roadsign - NY State logo

Oppose the 20% Withhold of I/DD Funding THE ISSUE: The NYS Division of Budget (DOB) has directed state agencies to withhold 20% of funding to providers or certain Medicaid Programs. THE ADVOCACY: Please contact the Governor by telephone to let him know you oppose the withholds because of the devastating impact this action will have…

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illustration of people wearing face mask

As most of you already know, Governor Cuomo has announced that visitation may resume at OPWDD certified homes and residential facilities. The guidance that providers and visitors must follow has been posted to the OPWDD website and we have provided them below. As outlined in the guidance, we will be required to follow specific protocols…

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Our country is going through one of the most difficult times in our history. As we approach the tail end of battling a pandemic which has killed more than 100,000 Americans, we come face to face with the harsh realities of racial and social inequalities plaguing our law enforcement and justice systems. The unconscionable and…

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person jumping across revine

As we begin to look toward the future in our country, state and in our own personal lives, IAHD has begun to prepare for the re-opening of programs and offices.  One thing is for sure; We will never go back to “business as usual.” We have lost people we support, staff and colleagues and we…

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Color photo of tree in bloom over empty branches

It’s been 92 days since the first person tested positive for COVID-19 in the U.S. and 51 days since the first positive in NY. It seems like an eternity when we could freely walk about in the community with no restrictions on doing the things in life that brought us together like dinner at our…

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Overcase sky transforms into sunny day

We are settling into a new normal at IAHD. People are getting used to new routines. Unfamiliar faces are becoming new friends, talks of isolation and quarantine sites have become a part of our new world. Life is somewhat solemn as we reflect on the lives of people who have succumbed to a disease that,…

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NY Gov. Cuomo giving thanks to Direct Service Workers

We are grateful to Governor Cuomo for acknowledging and thanking Direct Support Professionals. We owe them a debt of gratitude for their commitment every day. They are not only contending with people who are ill, they have to work those people who do not understand the concept of social distancing or the importance of washing…

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March 30, 2020 These past few weeks have been tumultuous, to say the least. The CoronaVirus outbreak has changed life as we all know it and it’s certainly changed the way we do business at IAHD. Like the rest of the world, we have individuals we support and staff who have been diagnosed with COVID-19.…

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