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The very latest articles, events, and developments from NADSP
Join Us In Welcoming Our New Board Members!

Join Us In Welcoming Our New Board Members!

The NADSP Board of Directors and Staff would like to recognize with gratitude our outgoing board members, Gabrielle Sedor, ANCOR ...
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2021 Direct Support Professional Recognition Week Reflections

2021 Direct Support Professional Recognition Week Reflections

As we conclude another year of National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, I would like to extend our thanks and ...
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The Hingsburger Humanitarian Award

The Hingsburger Humanitarian Award

The Hingsburger Humanitarian Award Joe Jobes (2021) The life and work of Dave Hingsburger is difficult to summarize. His contributions ...
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NADSP Statement on Vaccine Hesitancy and FAQ

NADSP Statement on Vaccine Hesitancy and FAQ

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, direct support professionals (DSPs) from across the country have played ...
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Webinar: Remembering Dave

Webinar: Remembering Dave

The world lost a beautiful person on July 18, 2021. Our friend, colleague, teacher, advocate author, lecturer and monthly host ...
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The 2021 John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for Workforce Advocacy and Leadership

The 2021 John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for Workforce Advocacy and Leadership

The John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for Workforce Advocacy and Leadership Jerry Smith (2021) In 1996, the National Alliance for ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Dryden Kanyangarara

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Dryden Kanyangarara

Congratulations to Dryden Kanyangarara who has been selected as the NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month for August of 2021 ...
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Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 5: One Step Ahead: Being a Trauma Responsive Supervisor in Crazy Times

Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 5: One Step Ahead: Being a Trauma Responsive Supervisor in Crazy Times

In this final webinar, we shift our focus to frontline supervisors. These have been stressful times for finding and keeping ...
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Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 4: Wings of the Bird: Everyday Brain-Body Practices for Healing, Resilience and Self-Care

Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 4: Wings of the Bird: Everyday Brain-Body Practices for Healing, Resilience and Self-Care

In this session we’ll pull the threads of the previous sessions together. Our emphasis will be practical, researched and brain-based ...
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Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 3: Dangerous Empathy: Burnout, Compassion Fatigue & Empathetic Distress

Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 3: Dangerous Empathy: Burnout, Compassion Fatigue & Empathetic Distress

Burnout and compassion fatigue in helpers are bigger problems today than at maybe any other time in recent history. People ...
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Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 2:  Safe, Connected, and In Control: Trauma Responsive Care, Part Two

Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 2: Safe, Connected, and In Control: Trauma Responsive Care, Part Two

In this session we build on the material from week one. Trauma Responsive Care a research-based approach to trauma. Using ...
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Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 1: Beyond Trauma-Informed: Trauma Responsive Care, Part One

Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 1: Beyond Trauma-Informed: Trauma Responsive Care, Part One

In this session we look at the basics of trauma. We’ll explore how having a disability or multiple life stressors ...
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Webinar: Black DSPs Matter:Part Three - Practical Application

Webinar: Black DSPs Matter:Part Three – Practical Application

Through a multimedia approach, the Black DSPs Matter: Part Three webinar invites participants to: Revisit shared understanding of key terms ...
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2021 Virtual Event: From Promise To Progress

2021 Virtual Event: From Promise To Progress

Schedule Become A SponsorCurrent SponsorsAbout The 2021 Virtual Event From September 12th – 15th, NADSP and the Research and Training ...
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Remembering Dave Hingsburger

Remembering Dave Hingsburger

It is with deep sadness to share with the disability community that our friend and colleague Dave Hingsburger suddenly passed ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Tracy Holsapple

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Tracy Holsapple

Congratulations to Tracy Holsapple who has been selected as the NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month for July of ...
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Webinar: Let's Talk with Dave Hingsburger and John Raffaele: I am Not Your Inspiration

Webinar: Let’s Talk with Dave Hingsburger and John Raffaele: I am Not Your Inspiration

Dave Hingsburger and John Raffaele will have a conversation about the important message from the late, great Stella Young. Stella, ...
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Webinar: Black DSPs Matter Part Two: Demographics of the Workforce and the Implications of COVID-19

Webinar: Black DSPs Matter Part Two: Demographics of the Workforce and the Implications of COVID-19

After exploring the history and understanding of systemic racism in  Part One of the Black DSPs Matter Series, our next ...
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Virtual Training: Informed Decision Making

Virtual Training: Informed Decision Making

In embracing a person-centered approach and supporting self-direction, people receiving supports need to be empowered to make their own choices ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Andrea Miller

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Andrea Miller

Congratulations to Andrea Miller who has been selected as the NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month for June of ...
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