College of Direct Support

    New York Alliance of Inclusion and Innovation is pleased to announce the Spring session of the College of Direct Support will begin March 01, 2018.

    NY Alliance has designed a guide to core competency online learning called Investing in a Professional Workforce. The guide provides an overview of the College of Direct Support, an overview of how the College of Direct Support works, and a list of the curricula.

    To download a copy of the guide click here. The spring registration form can be downloaded by clicking hereDeadline for registration is February 23, 2018.

    The registration form can be e-mailed to Stacy at You may also e-mail Stacy with learners name(s), and which module(s) the learner(s) will be taking. 

    Agencies that provide services and supports in New York State should be particularly pleased with the opportunity to participate in the College of Direct Support, since the content of the CDS training aligns with the state required core competency implementations criteria (OPWDD Administrative Memorandum #2014-03).

    To learn more about this requirement click here for a letter from Ann Hardiman, President & CEO of the New York Alliance for Inclusion & Innovation. 

    If you have any questions about The College of Direct Support, please contact Lisa Mount at 518-417-4055 ext. 1505 or by e-mail at