About Us

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP)

The vision of the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) is a world with a highly qualified and professional direct support workforce that partners with, supports, and empowers people with disabilities to lead a life of their choosing. NADSP works to elevate the status of direct support professionals by improving practice standards, promoting system reform, and advancing their knowledge, skills and values, through certification, credentialing, training, professional development, and accreditation services.

Our Work

NADSP strives to elevate the status of direct support professionals

Our Staff

Meet the team carrying out the mission of NADSP

Our Board

Meet the Board of Directors of NADSP

Our Partners

NADSP aligns with national organizations and leading experts in the field

Our History

NADSP has decades of experience in advancing the interests of the DSP workforce

Our Awards

Recognition of excellence in direct support and the human services field