The Center is dedicated to promoting knowledge exchange activities as a convener, catalyst and clearinghouse in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities in New York State. The Center provides opportunities for professional development in the field and first-hand access to pertinent information, technical assistance and research.

    Below is a list of topics The Center is currently providing information, trainings or other events about. Click on the topic to learn more!


    Providing resources on assistive technology and to be available for technical support.


    Providing shared living and housing navigator resources and tools to for creating sustainable housing options throughout New York State.


    Person-Centered Thinking and Planning training opportunities presented by certified trainers of the Support Development Associates in The Learning Community Person Centered Curriculum.


    Working with provider agencies in the implementation of the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) Code of Ethics, the New York State OPWDD DSP Core Competencies, and DSP Performance Evaluations.

    Offering trainings that provide various contact hours for Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Community Rehabilitation Counselors and more. 


    Includes links to the Learning Institute on Innovation and Individualized Supports for Persons with Complex Needs and other pertinent information.


    Upcoming and archived webinars on pertinent information related to the intellectual and developmental disabilities field. 

    Model Transition Program - Job Readiness Curriculum: This curriculum was developed back in 2009 by the NYS Rehabilitation Research & Training Institute (NYS RRTI - now New York Alliance) and the University of Buffalo.