WIHD offers Intensive Parenting Support for Parents with Intellectual Disabilities (NY UCEDD/LEND)

November 28, 2016

Project IMPACT is an intensive, home-based parenting program that was created at WIHD to meet the needs of parents with intellectual/learning disabilities in Westchester County, NY. Project IMPACT's evidence-based curriculum was developed to assist parents with intellectual disabilities in developing parenting skills.

The Project IMPACT curriculum utilizes a combined safety and skill based curriculum offered in a 1:1 multi-modal format and relies on in-the-moment teaching/modeling of skills, frequent practice and repetition, and incentives for effort. Families participate in training 3 times/week for up to 6 months. Project IMPACT is the only program of its kind in Westchester County and neighboring areas of NY. 

Since the program first began in 2006, approximately 75 families have completed the program with over 95% of families remaining intact one year after the conclusion of service. More information regarding the program can be found at http://www.wihd.org/individuals-families-caregivers/child-welfare/#preventativeservices or at the California Evidence Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare at http://www.cebc4cw.org/.