News And Events

The very latest articles, events, and developments from NADSP
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Apply Today for the 2023 Moving Mountains Award

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Apply Today for the 2023 Moving Mountains Award

Through a partnership of the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP), the Research and Training Center on Community Living ...
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News: NADSP and New York State Announce Bonuses for Incumbent Direct Support Professionals and Frontline Supervisors

News: NADSP and New York State Announce Bonuses for Incumbent Direct Support Professionals and Frontline Supervisors

Earlier this year, we announced that the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) had entered into a three-year contract ...
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Time for Gratitude

Time for Gratitude

The Thanksgiving holiday tends to be a time for reflection, connection, and especially appreciation. It’s no different for all of ...
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Virtual Training: Are direct support professionals prepared for the HCBS Settings Rule?

Virtual Training: Are direct support professionals prepared for the HCBS Settings Rule?

In 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) at the Department of Health and Human Services issued the ...
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Save the Date!  NADSP Annual Conference Returns September 2023

Save the Date! NADSP Annual Conference Returns September 2023

It’s official! The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals' Annual Conference is back in person in 2023. For the first ...
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Let's Talk: Bridging Behavioural Skills Training and Compassionate Care

Let’s Talk: Bridging Behavioural Skills Training and Compassionate Care

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) provide some of the most important services and supports to our society. As DSPs, you support ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Steven Valentine

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Steven Valentine

Congratulations to Steven Valetine has been selected as the November 2022 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month.We are recognizing ...
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News: NADSP Selects 17 Organizations for New York Credentialing Pilot

News: NADSP Selects 17 Organizations for New York Credentialing Pilot

This summer, we announced that the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) had entered into a three-year contract with the ...
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Receive 15 Months of NADSP Membership For The Price of 12 Months

Receive 15 Months of NADSP Membership For The Price of 12 Months

The mission of the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) is to elevate the status of direct support professionals ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Racheal Ismail

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Racheal Ismail

Congratulations to Racheal Ismail who has been selected as the October 2022 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month.We are ...
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Let's Talk: Without Direct Support Professionals in My Life, I Don’t Have a Life

Let’s Talk: Without Direct Support Professionals in My Life, I Don’t Have a Life

This month, we are revisiting the August issue of The International Journal for Direct Support Professionals, "Without Direct Support Professionals ...
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National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week It’s Time for Frank Discussion

National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week It’s Time for Frank Discussion

As another National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week begins, we watch with deep appreciation all the creative ways supervisors, administrative ...
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NADSP Virtual Event: A Retrospective of Providing Direct Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic

NADSP Virtual Event: A Retrospective of Providing Direct Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Join Jerry Smith from the University of Minnesota's Institute on Community Integration, Self Advocate BJ Stasio and John Raffaele from ...
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Webinar: Progress to Policy: The State of Direct Support Professional Workforce, What’s Next?

Webinar: Progress to Policy: The State of Direct Support Professional Workforce, What’s Next?

Six months ago, NADSP hosted its first policy and hill visit day resulting in virtual meetings with over half of ...
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Webinar:  Recognition, Retention and Returns: How One Organization Empowers Direct Support Professionals

Webinar: Recognition, Retention and Returns: How One Organization Empowers Direct Support Professionals

In this sponsored webinar from Foothold Technology and NADSP, three direct support professionals from The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region and ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Chelsy Widmer

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Chelsy Widmer

Congratulations to Chelsy Widmer who has been selected as the September 2022 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month.We are ...
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2022 NADSP Virtual Event

2022 NADSP Virtual Event

ScheduleSponsorsAbout The 2022 Virtual Event From September 14th – 15th, NADSP and the Research and Training Center on Community Living ...
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Steve Eidelman, The Hingsburger Humanitarian Award 2022 Honoree

Steve Eidelman, The Hingsburger Humanitarian Award 2022 Honoree

  The Hingsburger Humanitarian Award Steve Eidelman (2022) The life and work of Dave Hingsburger is difficult to summarize and ...
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Webinar:  Let's Talk Communication in Group Living: Considerations, Inclusion, and Activities

Webinar: Let’s Talk Communication in Group Living: Considerations, Inclusion, and Activities

Besides family and close friends, direct support professionals (DSPs) can be the most important people in the lives of the ...
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The 2022 John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for Workforce Advocacy and Leadership

The 2022 John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for Workforce Advocacy and Leadership

  2022 John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for Direct Support Workforce Leadership and Advocacy Gary Blumenthal, InVision Human Services 2022 ...
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