The Frank J. Filippone ’41, ’48 – Hillside House Scholarship
Encouraging future generations of research and clinical studies in the area of developmental disabilities
Twenty-eight-year-old Lindsay Washington, a fourth year doctoral candidate in UAlbany’s Clinical Psychology program, was the 2009-2010 recipient of The Frank J. Filippone ’41, ’48 Hillside House Scholarship. Her studies over the past year examined the attitudes of typically developing first grade children toward peers with autism. She plans to continue her work with children who have autism spectrum disorders or other developmental disabilities following her graduation from UAlbany.
The Filippone Hillside House Scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Frank J. Filippone, founder of Hillside House of Coeymans, one of New York’s first community-based residence programs for the developmentally disabled. Created to ensure Dr. Filippone’s vision and compassion for those in need is carried forward by future generations, this scholarship has been especially meaningful to Lindsay and her research efforts here at UAlbany.
“This scholarship is important,” she says, “because it recognizes the need for continued research and clinical efforts in the area of developmental disabilities. I feel honored to be the first recipient of this award and am very appreciative of the individuals who helped create this scholarship opportunity.”