About ACA

Advance Care Alliance (ACA) is dedicated to providing the support and services you or your loved one with an intellectual or developmental disability need to lead an active, healthy and fulfilling life. ACA was formed by three provider networks—Alliance Care Network, Advance of Greater New York, and Long Island Alliance—who together represent more than 100 well-established, not-for-profit agencies operating in New York City, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley. ACA's agencies provide high-quality services to over 25,000 people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and their families, funded and overseen by New York State's Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).

ACA Family Forums

View an archived recording of our Family Forums to learn more about ACA.

ACA Brochure

Find out more about ACA in our brochure, available in PDF format below.

ACA's Partnership

ACA is partnering with EmblemHealth, a well-respected, not-for-profit managed health insurer, through its company HIP Health Plan of New York.  EmblemHealth will help us plan, provide, and ensure that you receive high quality medical care that is integrated with other services and supports. 

We will work closely with you, your community provider(s), and your family to ensure that you continue to receive quality care as OPWDD transitions your services into specialized managed care.

ACA Urgent Care Program

ACA provides convenient, 24/7 urgent care assistance specifically for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Nassau and Suffolk Counties as well as in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. Find out more here.

Click below to download the Urgent Care Program Enrollment Packet.

ACA Conferences

ACA regularly sponsors conferences to help keep members up to date on the latest developments in I/DD service transformation in New York. You can find videos, photos, slides, and other information from our conferences below:

News and Updates

March 28, 2017 - ACA has published a new edition of the Urgent Care Program Newsletter.

November 7, 2016 - ACA has published the Fall 2016 edition of its BIP Transformation Grant Newsletter.

June 23, 2016 - Read about how ACA honored 222 special needs professionals who received training through our Transformation Grant. 

June 21, 2016 - We have posted videos from our recent ACA Care Management Conference.

February 19, 2016 - We have posted a new webinar presentation with more details on the Urgent Care Program here.