Membership
 
Eligibility Membership in the IAC is available to not-for-profit corporations located in the membership catchment area of New York City and Westchester, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk counties. Membership is limited to those organizations whose primary function is to provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities or who serve other individuals but whose operation includes developmental disabilities services as a major component. Special memberships are available to colleagues outside our catchment area, as well as other groups and companies providing services and support to service providers. See below for details.
 
     Regular Membership is open to 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.
     Associate Membership is open to 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. Associate members may participate in all activities of IAC. IAC does not provide advocacy services outside the catchment area on behalf of associate members and these members have no voting privileges on corporate matters.
     Affiliate Membership is open to 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 open to independent practitioners, firms, partnerships or other organizations which provide business services to IAC member agencies or the not-for-profit community, whose practice includes a substantial interest in not-for-porift health, education, developmental disability or similar service, and who 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.
     Sponsor Members are Subscribing Members who have demonstrated their commitment to IAC and its mission by contributing a premium fee for sponsorship.  Both levels of Sponsorship - Executive and Industry - include all the benefits of Subscribing Membership as well as additional ones that enhance the member's exposure to other IAC members and promote their business offerings. Click here to read more about Sponsorship.