News And Updates

The very latest articles, events, and developments from NADSP
A Time for Thanks and Much More

A Time for Thanks and Much More

We hope everyone can have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving. Most especially to all the direct support professionals who have worked throughout this pandemic and who will be working tomorrow instead of spending time with their families. As we head into a very different...

Call to Action – COVID-19 Priority Vaccine Distribution

Call to Action – COVID-19 Priority Vaccine Distribution

After an arduous nine months of the COVID-19 pandemic, recent weeks have delivered us welcome news of two vaccines that are proving effective in preventing the disease. Subsequently, serious consideration is being given to the distribution and allocation of the...

NADSP Signs Joint Statement with AADMD on COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation

NADSP Signs Joint Statement with AADMD on COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation

According to an article from the New York Times, “People with intellectual disabilities and developmental disorders are three times more likely to die if they have COVID-19.” The article highlights the unique risks that individuals with intellectual and developmental...

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Alaba Owolabi

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Alaba Owolabi

Congratulations to Alaba Owolabi, who has been selected as the NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month for November of 2020. Alaba is being recognized for her excellent ‘Crisis Documentation’ E-Badge submission. This badge represents a DSP's skill in using...

Show DSPs that they are essential

Show DSPs that they are essential

Show DSPs that they are essential. While it’s no secret that the work of direct support professionals (DSPs) is critically important to the lives of people with disabilities, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has highlighted just how essential this workforce truly...

New NADSP Onboarding Curriculum Sets DSPs Up For Success

New NADSP Onboarding Curriculum Sets DSPs Up For Success

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) has created a unique curriculum and video series that can help human services organizations introduce the foundations of direct support practice in an exciting, abbreviated, and informative manner. The...

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Brookley Garman

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Brookley Garman

Congratulations to Brookley Garman, who has been selected as the NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month for September of 2020. This signifies that Brookley has demonstrated excellence in the competency of the 'DSP Orientation' E-Badge. By earning her 'DSP Orientation'...

Frontline Supervisor E-Badges are Here

It’s been a little over a year and a half since the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) launched the E-Badge Academy. We now have 51 badges that represent various skills and accomplishments in direct support which can be stacked into three...