College of Direct Support Information

Announcing the Summer Session of  The College of Direct Support  to Start: July 01, 2017

NYSACRA is pleased to announce the Summer session of The College of Direct Support will begin July 01, 2017. NYSACRA 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 summer registration form can be downloaded by clicking here.  Deadline for registration is June 23, 2017. 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. If they are taking module 5 (specialized learning), please indicate which specialization the learner(s) will be completing. 

*NYSRA members are guaranteed the NYSACRA member rate. 

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, Executive Director of NYSACRA. 

If you have any questions about The College of Direct Support, please contact Lisa Mount at 518-449-7551 or by e-mail at