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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


Colors and Music Abound at IAHD’s Caribbean Celebration

Caribbean American Heritage Month was celebrated festively at the IAHD Bainbridge Day Program on June 28, 2017. Ms. Philipcia Joseph, the Bainbridge Program Director, organized and produced this event to celebrate the vibrant Caribbean cultures. Many staff and program participants are from the beautiful and different Caribbean islands or share a heritage with family from those places. IAHD at Bainbridge Avenue became a veritable showcase of Caribbean cultures as it was decorated with posters, flags and beautiful crafts of various Caribbean countries including Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Grenada. Each of the groups presented a poster board reflecting the various cultural aspects of each country including foods, clothing and landmarks. The groups prepared dances set to the music of the island that they showcased, and they wore costumes that reflected the island cultures as well. Read more about our lively celebration below.


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.