Special Programs

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Overview of Programs

Alliance Partnership

The Alliance of Long Island Agencies, Inc. (Alliance) is an association of thirty-three (33) not-for-profit charitable agencies providing essential quality of life educational services to persons with developmental disabilities in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.  Member agencies provide services for more than 32,000 individuals and have more than 17,000 employees. Suffolk Community College has partnered with the Alliance to offer two programs for agency employees that are funded by the New York State Department of Health.

The Direct Service Professional Credit Program (DSPCP)

This program is a collaboration between the Alliance, SCCC and NCCC and it is currently funded by the New York State Department of Health through the Health Worker Retraining Initiative.  The DSPCP is a customized five-course college certificate program that links theory with practice for employees by Alliance member agencies who work with people with developmental disabilities on Long Island.  Since its inception in 2001, more than 2,300 direct care workers have participated in the program.  

The Career Ladder Supervisor Program (CLP)

This is a new program and currently funded by the New York Department of Health through the Health Worker Retraining Initiative. Under the CLP, students completing the DSPCP are offered the opportunity to pursue an Associate’s degree in a variety of human services or related majors.  The CLP is offered through Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) and Nassau Community College (NCC).  Upon completion, students are assured positions in more responsible positions. 

If you have additional questions, please contact:

Kristin Riley, DSPCP Program Coordinator at (631) 451-4297 or rileyk@sunysuffolk.edu

Medical Billing at William Floyd School District. 

Comprehensive Medical Billing is offered at William Floyd High School through grant funds obtained by the Family Service League. This program includes a full sequence of medical billing, computerized medical billing and medical terminology. This program began in the fall 2014 semester and will continue through the spring semester.

If you have additional questions, please contact:

Andrea Dunkirk, Program Coordinator at (631) 451-4552 or dunkira@sunysuffolk.edu