View resources used by the NYSIDDDNA.

View, download and visit the resources below to learn more.

Orientation Curriculum Outline – August 2020
OPWDD Catalog for Training
NY State Education Department
NYSIDDDNA Scholarship
Diabetes 180: Supporting the Best Possible Outcomes: Click HERE for more information and to register.
Nursing World
Nurses House – A National Fund for Nurses in Need
National League for Nursing
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Brain Injury Association of NYS
New York Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation

Academy of Developmental Dentistry & Medicine; Covid-19
Support Guidelines


NADSP, in partnership with the American Academy of Developmental Medicine & Dentistry, has developed this video directed towards DSP’s to address the facts and concerns with the Covid Vaccine.

The video, “The Facts About COVID-19 Vaccine,” is presented by Dr. Rick Rader who specializes in ID/DD. 

Here is the link:

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Here is the
information on the OPWDD SLMS system.

Please direct staff from the
voluntary agencies to the OPWDD website

to create an SLMS account. The link
on that page allows the learner to create an account that is linked to OPWDD’S
external learning environment. 

If learners have questions or need
assistance they can call 518-473-1190 or email 

Here is extra help in setting up your SLMS account:

Create an SLMS account and enroll in training classes


 Each person who wants to enroll in classes will need to create an account by filling in the form that can be found by clicking this link: and then clicking the link for OPWDD External User Registration.


After creating an account they will be logged in to the Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS). There is a list of Quick Links on the homepage, and two of them will be used for most SLMS tasks.


Useful Quick Links:

  1. Find Learning  
    • clicking this quick link will take you to a list of the available classes
    • click View All to display all of the available courses in alphabetical order
    • to enroll in a class, click the Enroll button next to the class date/location then click Submit Enrollment on the next page
  2. My Learning
    • clicking this link will take you to your training history
    • you will see all classes you’ve enrolled in
    • you can print certificates for classes that you have completed


If a user is not automatically logged in after creating their account, they can go to and click SLMS login. Then they should login using the email address they used to create the account as their username, and the initial password (welcome1).


We are here to help. Anyone that has trouble with SLMS can contact Talent Development & Training by phone (518-473-1190) or email (  





OPWDD Diabetes
Training for RN’s:

Available anytime on
demand by using the find learning search using the course code below  is called: Supporting Individuals with
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities who are Diagnosed With Diabetes.

SLMS Course Code:

RN Orientation:

Use the link below to find the course
in SLMS. Classes for October, November and December will be added to SLMS soon.

RN Orientation (sign in required)