Author: ISS Admin

Legoland Event is Full

Thanks to the amazing response, Legoland has received a flood of interest in their “Awesome is for Everyone” event in Goshen, NY.  Registration for the March 25th Legoland special event held for people on the Autism Spectrum is now full and they cannot accommodate any more reservations.  The registration link will no longer work. Legoland […]

Event Announcement

On Saturday, March 25th, LEGOLAND in Goshen New York is opening at 9am exclusively for people on the Autism Spectrum and those with sensory sensitivities. Avoid the crowds and the noise and enjoy the facilities at this new theme park in the Mid-Hudson region. Save the date with more information to follow.

Portal Practices: Helpful Hints

Portal Practices:  Helpful Tips Part I We understand that sometimes logging into the portal can be daunting. Here are some easy steps to follow that will help you when logging in. Look for more snippets of information in the coming weeks regarding navigating the portal and troubleshooting.  We hope this information will help make the […]

Template Housing Training Session

A presentation was hosted on February 17, 2023 by ISS Director of Program Services, Mary Abbatiello regarding changes to the SD Budget Template (Version 10/01/2022), specifically the Housing Subsidy budget tab. The video and chat log can be viewed at

The ISS COS Council Meeting

“End of the Year Wrap-Up”  This 4th quarter meeting was originally scheduled for Dec View the meeting in it’s entirely here: 4th Quarter COS Council Meeting

ISS Announces 1st Annual Pet Photo Contest for ISS Participants!

If you are an ISS Self-Direction Participant with a great photo of you and your Pet, we’d like to see it! DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS FEBRUAY 28.

Big Changes to the Multi-Factor Authentication!

On Monday, 1/23/2023, at 12 PM, the Portal will be updated with changes to the One-Time Passcodes (OTP). Please see the changes below: 1. No more default method – Upon login, existing users will see the following window and will select which method to receive the OTP, either by Email or Text message. New users […]

ISS Hosts Canadian Visitors

In April 2022, ISS Staff travelled to Miami, FL along with colleagues from the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration to present at the ANCOR National Conference. Conference attendees were able to learn about Self-Direction at ISS through a presentation on our sustainability report and by viewing our documentary Self-Direction: Make Your Own Path. […]

Important Announcements!!

ISS is reinstating the FAPTO Policy Participants and or their Designee can choose to allow Staff to be paid under the Family Approved Paid Time Off policy for up to 20 hours in a calendar year as long as their Self-Directed Budget can afford it and it is approved by Independent Support Services. FAPTO is at the […]


Attention Payroll Paid Employees: As always, W-2 forms will be mailed and available online on or before January 31st.  You do not need to contact us to request them they will be automatically sent and made available in your UKG (Formerly called UltiPro).  If, in February, you still have not received it you should contact […]