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Types of Membership

  • Dues are based upon the member’s “applicable income” from the following government sources: OPWDD; SED; ACCES-VR; Early Intervention; Developmental Disabilities Planning Council; local government (NYC or county) local assistance “net deficit” funds; Medicaid and Medicare (for all services related to individuals with developmental disabilities)
  • Membership is determined by the definitions below.
  • All of an agency’s eligible programs must be included in the membership application.  
 
Regular Membership includes organizations which provide direct service to individuals with developmental disabilties and whose primary location (service or administrative) is within the membership catchment area. Each regular membership agency enjoys full participation in all activities and services of IAC and has one vote on all corporate matters.
 
Regular/Provisional Membership is available to agencies that will qualify for regular membership but whose services are still in development and not yet operational.  Upon certification of the program, the provider is transferred to Regular status.  Regular/Provisional members enjoy full participation in IAC but they have no voting privileges on corporate matters.
 
Associate Membership includes organizations that provide direct service to individuals with developmental disabilities but whose primary location (service or administrative) is located in a county outside the membership catchment area and who have no qualifying services within the IAC catchment area. Associate members may participate in all activities of IAC. However, IAC does not provide advocacy services outside the catchment area on behalf of associate members and Associate member organizations have no voting privileges on corporate matters.
 
Affiliate Membership includes parent groups, advocacy groups, and other similar community groups which do not provide direct services, but whose primary areas of interest and activity are similar to those of the IAC membership. Affiliate members may participate in all activities of IAC but they have no voting privileges on corporate matters 
 
Subscribing Membership is available to independent practitioners, firms, partnerships or other organizations which provide legal, accounting, auditing, personnel, or management consulting to IAC member agencies, and which are not otherwise eligible for any other category of membership.  Subscribing members’ practices must include a substantial interest in not-for-profit health and welfare and/or services to individuals with developmental disabilities. The subscribing membership application must be supported by at least two IAC regular members in good standing. Subscribing members may participate in all activities of IAC but they have no voting privileges on corporate matters. Subscribing members may attend both Membership and regular Committee meetings; however, such members may not use attendance at meetings to promote themselves or solicit business from other attendees.
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