New Website Coming Soon!
IAC is the go-to destination to facilitate the I/DD service system transformation for children and adults in New York State.
Helping to make a better world for people with I/DD.
Please use the link below if you would like to receive correspondence or participate in any of these committees.
Adult Day & Training
IAC Adult Day and Employment Services Committee
Members of the committee include senior-level staff, program directors, and others. The Committee shares information provides peer support and identifies issues and opportunities for advocacy on the day and employment services, including OPWDD-funded Day Hab, Pre Vocational Services, Pathway to Employment, and SEMP and ACCES-VR services, including various prevocational and employment programs. Collaborations on issues and opportunities are complemented by special presentations on innovative programs and services and opportunities to hear from OPWDD and ACCES-VR officials. ADES Committee members participate in developing white papers and other documents that positively influence day and employment services in New York State.
Training Directors’ Committee
Members of the committee include Training Directors at IAC member agencies. In addition to collaborating on issues and opportunities, Training Directors identify advocacy points and share best practices and resources. Special presentations on topics of interest to the committee and opportunities to meet with OPWDD officials allow IAC members to gather needed information and advocate for changes in policy and procedure. The committee produces data and recommendations that help to create beneficial changes in the field.
Clinical-IPSIDD * ICS * QA *FI
Committee members discuss pertinent items related to Article 16, Article 28, IPSIDD services, and FQHCs. Agenda items include but are not limited to Federal, State, and local regulatory compliance, fiscal and billing issues, operations, staffing, clinical trends/concerns, and advocacy efforts for these services.
Integrated Community Support Committee
Committee members discuss pertinent items related to Community Habilitation, Respite, and Family Support Services. Agenda items include but are not limited to Federal, State, and local regulatory compliance, fiscal and billing issues, operations, staffing, clinical trends/concerns, and advocacy efforts for these services.
Quality Assurance-Compliance Committee
Committee members discuss quality assurance and improvement for all OPWDD services and programs. Agenda items include but are not limited to Federal, State, and local regulatory compliance, fiscal and billing issues, operations, staffing, clinical trends/concerns, and advocacy efforts for these services.
Fiscal Intermediary (FI) Committee
Committee members discuss pertinent items related to Fiscal Intermediaries and self-directed services. Agenda items include but are not limited to Federal, State, and local regulatory compliance, budget/fiscal/billing issues, operations, staffing, clinical trends/concerns, and advocacy efforts for these services.
Education & Early Intervention
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.
HR & IT Director's Committee
Human Resources Directors’ Committee
The IAC HR Directors Committee is a group of human resources professionals who meet monthly in an open forum to discuss and review topical human resources issues. These are typically the Human Resource professionals who work in member agencies that support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The meetings focus on the unique challenges that human resources departments face in this field and the HR implications of federal and state initiatives for the I/DD community. We also try to provide information about labor and employment law changes that may impact us and to share our experience regarding recruiting, onboarding, using HRIS/payroll systems, evaluating employee performance, and other HR processes and procedures. The HR Committee also reports to the full IAC membership monthly. All are welcome.
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. When possible, the IT group brings in vendor presenters to keep the group informed on various technology solutions, trends, and guidance that we feel are relevant to members.
Transportation Director's Committee
Members of the committee include senior-level staff from IAC member agencies. The InterAgency Transportation Solution (IATS) is an internal transportation services division of the InterAgency Council (IAC), which has front-line responsibility for monitoring transportation services. Through IATS collaboration efforts, providers of day services, transporters, and dedicated members ensure recipients routinely experience dependable and timely transportation services, riders are safe, and the routes are efficient from the point of pick up to point of drop off. All transporters are certified Medicaid transporter; the vehicles have minimum safety features and follow the NYS Justice Center of the Protection of People with Special Needs during the contract period.