Learn more about being a NYSIDDDNA member.

Join the New York State Intellectual Disability & Developmental Disability Nurses Association.

About Our Association

The NYS ID/DD Nurses Association is a state level ‘not-for-profit’ organization. It was established in 1984 and incorporated in 1990. The association’s primary purpose is to promote the professional development of nurses interested in individuals who are intellectually and/or developmentally disabled. Association goals include: educational opportunities, information sharing through networking with nurses across the state, and research.

The elected offices of the association include that of president, president elect, recording secretary, corresponding secretary and treasurer. An election of officers occurs annually along with a statewide conference and membership meeting.

The association established zones (see zone map) to facilitate and encourage local participation. Each zone determines its own structure based on the needs and interests of members. Zones elect officers or chairpersons, and appoint representatives to the association’s executive board. They conduct meetings and educational programs for professional development and to foster networking among ID/DD nurses. 

The association’s executive board consists of the elected officers, standing committee chairpersons, zone presidents/chairpersons, zone treasurers and zone representatives. The executive board addresses the regular business of the association and meets at least three times per year.

The standing committees of the association include: website, nominating, educational program development, newsletter, and membership committees. A special committee is convened every five years to review the bylaws.

Membership Types

Full membership is open to all registered professional and licensed practical nurses. Membership dues are $50/year.

Associate, non-voting membership is open to full time RN or LPN students who are not employed and inactive nurses (retired or unemployed). Membership dues are $30/year.

Membership Year

April 1st – March 31st

Becoming A Member Of NYSIDDDNA

To become a member or to renew your
membership, please follow these steps:

  1. Complete the online membership application. Click on the purple/blue box below. PLEASE NOTE: The link for the 2024 membership year will open by March 15, 2024.
  2. Pay your membership dues. You will choose your payment method as the last step in the online process. You can pay by check (agency or personal) or by PayPal.

If you are paying by check : You will be instructed to mail your check to NYSIDDDNA, Box 25832, Rochester, NY 14625. Please send within a week of completing the application.

If you are paying by PayPal : When you click on the link to pay by PayPal, you will pay your dues before you complete the application process.

PLEASE NOTE: The link is now open. Membership year starts April 1, 2024.


Membership Benefits

Be part of a supportive network for nurses interested in the ID/DD nursing specialty.

Gain Experience & Leadership Skills


Who's Part Of The NYSIDDDNA?

Members come from all corners of the state and a variety of settings within the ID/DD specialty including: