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Christopher Treiber

Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer

Education| InterAgency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies

Christopher Treiber, MSW, has been the Associate Executive Director for Children’s Services for the InterAgency Council for Developmental Disability Agencies for the past 11 years.  He provides high-level technical expertise on a program, fiscal management, and strategic planning for early intervention and 4410 preschool and 853 school-age special education providers.  Chris prepares and presents public testimony and written analyses of proposed regulations and legislation.   He meets with legislators and senior government officials regarding policy matters impacting the IDD field.  Chris possesses in-depth knowledge of disability law and special education regulations. Chris has been appointed to various city and state-wide task forces, including the NYS Board of Regents School Reopening Taskforce and the Early Childhood Blue Ribbon Taskforce.  He was Chair of the New York City LEICC and most recently appointed to the NYC Commissioner’s Daycare Advisory Council.   


Before his position with the IAC, Chris worked for AHRC New York City for 22 years. During that time, he worked as a school social worker at the Brooklyn Blue Feather Early Learning Center for five years and as the Director of Advocacy Services for 17 years. Chris is a certified social worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work.


Chris has a resolute commitment to the collective mission of making impactful policy changes that improve the lives of children and adults with IDD.


Chris is the IAC staff liaison for the Education and Early Intervention Committees.

Education & Early Intervention * IT

Education Committee

This committee focuses on issues related to 4410 preschool special education providers and 853 school-age providers.  The Education Committee supports providers struggling with the daily operations of programs and offers an opportunity to share expertise and knowledge at each meeting.

The committee works hard to provide the most up-to-date information regarding the New York State Education Department, New York City Department of Education, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Bureau of Childcare and Article 47, as well as NYS Office of Children and Family Services and local district policies and regulations.  The committee regularly discusses concerns regarding staffing shortages and programmatic and special education policy and analyzes proposed regulatory changes and how they may impact the education programs. The committee discusses fiscal policy and specific concerns related to tuition rate methodology and funding of our schools.  In addition, the committee will make recommendations regarding the advocacy and legislative strategy of the IAC and, when necessary, write policy papers and reports to document providers' concerns.     



Early Intervention Committee

This committee focuses on specific issues related to providers of Early Intervention Services.  The committee covers issues related to both in-home and center-based early intervention services.   The committee provides the most up-to-date information on the New York State and New York City Department of Health Bureau of Early Intervention policies and regulations and evaluates the impact on EI providers. In addition, the committee will make recommendations regarding the advocacy and legislative strategy of the IAC and help to evaluate the potential impact of proposed amendments to regulation and policy.

Information technology (I.T.) Directors Committee

The IT Committee at IAC comprises IT Directors, CIOs, and CTOs, as well as staff from member agencies, who are interested in achieving greater productivity from their electronic assets, including network systems, laptops, and telephonic devices. The group meets periodically to discuss issues facing agencies, including changing regulations and policies, emerging technologies, new initiatives, and generally brainstorming on challenges in the non-profit space in NYS. The collaborative nature of the committee makes for an atmosphere of shared solutions, not competition. The IT group brings in vendor presenters, when possible, to keep the group informed on a variety of technology solutions, trends, and guidance that we feel are relevant to members.


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