Helpful Links & Resources

Sustaining a balance between work and your personal life can be challenging. To help you navigate and gain a better understanding of Self-Direction, here are some useful external resources we hope you will find beneficial.

“Self-Direction – Make Your Own Path”
An ISS Independent film


Covid Vaccine Priority Program

2021 ISS Annual Digital Calendar

2021 Mileage rate
As per the IRS, the new mileage rate beginning in January 2021 will be 56 cents per mile. Read news release here

Portal Help

The link to the Portal Help Website is:

Trending and the hot topic help item right now is eTime and EVV which can be found at:

Useful help “books” for the following categories:

– Broker Resources (Staff Action Plans, Broker Meeting Minutes)
– Electronic Expenses
– eTime (and EVV)
– Participant and Circle Resources (Budget Summaries, Monthly Summary Notes, Expense Upload Guide)
– Portal Basics (log in, quick start guide, password resets)
– Support Staff Resources (Staff dashboard, SEMP)

Popular Links

SANYS NYS Self-Determination Coalition
Sibling Resource NYS Parent to Parent
OPWDD Self Direction
Social Security
University of Minnesota Institute on Community Integration
The Center on Human Policy – Syracuse University
American Association on Intellectual Developmental Disabilities