News And Events

The very latest articles, events, and developments from NADSP
NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Joseph Maione

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Joseph Maione

Congratulations to Joseph Maione,​ who has been selected as the June 2024 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month. We ...
Let's Talk: The Transformative Potential of Expressive Arts Therapy - REPLAY

Let’s Talk: The Transformative Potential of Expressive Arts Therapy – REPLAY

Due to an unforeseen circumstance, "Let's Talk: Process-Focused Programming,” has been postponed. In place of this webinar, we will be ...
NADSP Welcomes New Team Members James Baptiste and Brian Gelb

NADSP Welcomes New Team Members James Baptiste and Brian Gelb

The NADSP team is growing! We are excited to introduce our newest staff members, James Baptiste and Brian Gelb. James ...
NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Allison Austin

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Allison Austin

Congratulations to Allison Austin, DSP-III,​ who has been selected as the May 2024 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month ...
We're Hiring: E-Badge Academy Quality Assurance Specialist

We’re Hiring: E-Badge Academy Quality Assurance Specialist

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) is hiring! The NADSP E-Badge Academy has expanded significantly in the past ...
Free Virtual LGBTQIA+Trainings: Proud & Supported -2024

Free Virtual LGBTQIA+Trainings: Proud & Supported -2024

The New York State Council on Developmental Disabilities ​has generously awarded a three year grant to the National Alliance for ...
The Long-Term Care Workforce Support Act

The Long-Term Care Workforce Support Act

Last week, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, introduced the Long Term Care ...
Let's Talk: Psychological Safety and Direct Support Professionals

Let’s Talk: Psychological Safety and Direct Support Professionals

This month’s Let’s Talk webinar will explore how direct support professionals can develop psychological safety within their teams. What is ...
NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Michael Olix

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Michael Olix

Congratulations to Michael Olix, DSP-3,​ who has been selected as the April 2024 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month ...
Action Alert: Certified Direct Support Professional to Testify to Senate Special Commitee

Action Alert: Certified Direct Support Professional to Testify to Senate Special Commitee

United States Senate Special Committee on Aging Full Committee Meeting Tuesday, April 16, 2024 10:00AM (EDT) Featuring Nick Smith, DSP-1, ...
Meet Our 2024 Advocacy Symposium Keynote, Malachi Cereghino

Meet Our 2024 Advocacy Symposium Keynote, Malachi Cereghino

We are thrilled to announce our esteemed keynote speaker for the upcoming National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) 2024 ...
Action Alert: The Bill Recognizing the Role of Direct Support Professionals Act Passes the Senate

Action Alert: The Bill Recognizing the Role of Direct Support Professionals Act Passes the Senate

The Recognizing the Role of Direct Support Professionals Act (S1332) passed in the Senate yesterday. The push now moves to ...
Logo for 2022 NADSP Policy Event

2024 NADSP Advocacy Symposium: Building A Grassroots Movement

About the Event ​This spring, the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) will embark on its third national advocacy ...
Webinar: Leaving so soon? Examining DSP turnover and tenure using National Core Indicators®-IDD State of the Workforce in 2022 Survey data

Webinar: Leaving so soon? Examining DSP turnover and tenure using National Core Indicators®-IDD State of the Workforce in 2022 Survey data

What is turnover? What is tenure? These terms are used a lot when discussing the DSP workforce. This presentation will ...
Apply Today for the 2024 Moving Mountains Award

Apply Today for the 2024 Moving Mountains Award

Best Practices in Direct Support Workforce Development The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP), the Institute on Community Integration ...
Webinar: Changing the Conversation: Let’s Talk Disability and Sex

Webinar: Changing the Conversation: Let’s Talk Disability and Sex

This month’s International Journal for Direct Support Professionals highlights the importance of discussing sexuality when working with youth with disabilities, ...
NADSP Welcomes New Team Member, Nicole Jorwic

NADSP Welcomes New Team Member, Nicole Jorwic

The NADSP team is growing! We are excited to announce our newest team member, Nicole Jorwic. Nicole is our new ...
NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Patrick Sgro

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Patrick Sgro

Congratulations to Patrick Sgro,​ who has been selected as the March 2024 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month. We ...
Let's Talk: Person-Centered End-of-Life Planning for Direct Support Professionals

Let’s Talk: Person-Centered End-of-Life Planning for Direct Support Professionals

Have you ever thought about what you might need or want when you become aware that your end of life ...
Understanding and Practicing Competencies for Direct Support Professionals

Understanding and Practicing Competencies for Direct Support Professionals

Do you remember the last time you visited a dentist?  When you sat in that dentist’s chair did you ask ...