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NY State Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association (nysidddna)
was founded to promote Intellectual and Developmental Disability Nursing as a specialty area of practice. The Association continues to support its members' activities in nursing law, education, research and practice.

Run for the office of President Elect or Recording Secretary

If you are interested in running for the office of President Elect or Recording Secretary, please send your biography to information@nysiddna.org by July 14th. These elected officers serve on the Executive Board of Directors. Each position would begin on 1/1/18. The President Elect is a 4 year commitment (2 year president elect term and then assume 2 years as the president afterwards) and for the Recording secretary this is a 2 year team. Ballots will be mailed to each person who is a member as of August 1 and must be received by the “Call to order” of the Annual Meeting in September at the Fall conference. Winners will be announced during this meeting. The President Elect’s responsibilities would be to assume the office of president at the completion of his/her term or in the event the president is unable to complete his/her term of office. The President Elect will work closely with the president to learn the duties of the president. The Recording Secretary’s responsibilities would be record the minutes of all proceedings of the Executive Board, Annual Meeting and special meetings as called by the Executive Board. Shall sign with the president all contracts for the corporation approved by the Executive Board.

Check our scholarship page for 2016 winner



Joyce Binder Award

This year at the annual conference in September we will be awarding the second “Joyce Binder Memorial Award.” This will be awarded to an outstanding NYS ID/DD member who has made a significant contribution to advancing the practice of supporting individuals with ID/DD through the demonstrated attributes of caring/compassionate, advocacy, mentoring, leadership, dedication, education/research. We will only be accepting nominee applications for a nurse who is currently an active member of the NYS ID/DD nursing association. Please see attached nominee form (this will also be located on our website) – we only will be accepting typed forms to ensure that they are legible. Nominee forms must be mailed and postmarked before 8/31/17 – please submit by mail ONLY the completed application to:

NYS ID/DD Association
PO Box 32
Hannawa Falls, NY 13647

A committee (Carol Krueger and Lisa McHugh) has been formed, Nancy Rutledge will collect all nominee forms and hand them to the committee at the annual conference who read and review then pick a winner who will be announced at the annual conference meeting in September 2017.   

Download Award Nominee Application