About Us

Who We Are

Three New York area provider networks—Alliance Care Network, Advance of Greater New York and Long Island Alliance—joined together in 2013 to form Advance Care Alliance (ACA).  ACA was created to help you and your family continue to use the service providers, staff, and program options you now enjoy when the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) transitions these services and programs to specialized managed care plans in the next several years.

ACA represents over 90 agencies throughout New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

We expect that managed care will provide increased flexibility, so you will have the opportunity to choose new options as well.  Together, we can work in partnership to help you achieve your personal goals. 

Core Values

ACA's core values are grounded in an approach that fosters and encourages:

  • Choice and Empowerment
  • Active Family Engagement/Circle of Support
  • Individualized Supports in a Home of Your Choice
  • Access to Successful Employment Opportunities
  • Community Involvement and Meaningful Relationships
  • A Healthy Lifestyle with Supports to Ensure Personal Safety