College of Direct Support

    New York Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation is pleased to announce the Fall session of the College of Direct Support will begin November 1, 2018. NY Alliance has an updated brochure to core competency online learning called Investing in a Professional Workforce. 

    The brochure provides an overview of the College of Direct Support, an outline of how the College of Direct Support works, and a list of the curricula.

    To download a copy of the updated brochureclick here or the picture above.

    The Fall Registration Form can be downloaded by clicking here. Deadline for registration is October 26, 2018. Please email the registration form to Stacy at You may also email Stacy with learners name(s), and which module(s) the learner(s) will be taking.

    Questions? Contact Lisa Mount at or 518-417-4055.

    More Information: 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 and CEO of New York Alliance for Inclusion & Innovation.