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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


Self-Direction Offers Increased Opportunities for Individualization and Independence

Self-Direction offers a customized way to procure supports that are truly aligned with individualized needs, as well as hopes and dreams for the future. Person-centered planning is at the core of this OPWDD approved service. The individual works closely with a broker, MSC and other members of the Circle of Support to design plans, submit them for approval and implement activities that align with what each person wants to accomplish in life. IAHD has recently taken a big step towards supporting people to live self-directed lives with the launch of its first self-directed plan. Read more to learn how one individual has been able to use self-direction to realize his long-term dream of moving into his own apartment.


IAHD Awarded New Homes and New Opportunities in the Bronx

In late Spring 2016, IAHD received notification that it had been selected to assume the operation of several new homes, apartments and respite opportunities as part of a Transfer of Auspice project. We welcomed the opportunity to include more than 50 new members in our IAHD family, to add residential respite to our menu of supports and to welcome many new staff members. There were many tasks to be completed before opening day on July 1, 2016, and our staff worked tirelessly to ensure that the transition was seamless and representative of IAHD’s high quality supports and services. More information about the homes and the people who have joined our IAHD family follows.