OPWDD's PEOPLE FIRST NEWS celebrates the 31st anniversary of the ADA with a special message from the Commissioner
Advocacy Events, Informational Sessions and Forums for Providing Feedaback are happending all the time throughout the State
Disability Rights of New York has put out its Annual Program Priorities and seeks your feedback. Now is the time to review the priorities and submit your comments.
IAC Executive Director, Tom McAlvanah, was interviewed by Lawrence Seiler on his radio show 'Abled and on Air' about Direct Support Professionals, their critical role and challenges in the field
Change In Process - The NEW NORMAL of the future is now being defined by OPWDD through issuance of guidance, new regulations and other announcements
VaxFacts: Engage & Educate - A project to increase access to/understanding of information about COVID vaccines among persons with I/DD and their families
Congress has introduced the Better Care Better Jobs Act to operationalize and expand the President's proposal for a $400 billion investment in Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services.
New York Disability Advocates - NYDA - Releases the results of their Workforce Survey and confirms what we all knew - there is a workforce crisis in our field
OPWDD Weekly Call Notes Provided by IAC Executive Director, Thomas McAlvanah
Financial Information Through the Pandemic and Beyond
Need to speak to someone at a CCO? Who are you going to call? View the CCO Contact Lists and other information
The Calendar of Committee and other Meetings Scheduled for this Week - These meetings are open to IAC members only and are conducted, at this time, on Zoom
IAC is helping to make a better world for people with I/DD by working with its members located throughout New York State. With over 150 members, IAC is the largest provider association in New York for non-profit agencies that support individuals with I/DD.
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Our mission is to create value by providing tools for our members to succeed. To fulfill our mission, IAC offers a broad range of specialized services, many of which are available exclusively for our members.
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Our vision is for IAC to be the go to destination to enable excellence in the I/DD service system for children and adults in New York State. Therefore, IAC offers a variety of membership opportunities for both service providers and companies that support their mission.
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Training Schedule
Training Schedule
IAC offers a full schedule of trainings to meet your needs.
This Week's Events
This Week's Events
See what is happening at IAC this week
IAC thanks our Executive Sponsor
And IAC thanks the Sponsors of the IAC Virtual Annual Conference 2021 for their support
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