News And Events

The very latest articles, events, and developments from NADSP
Words of Encouragement from Tony Thomas

Words of Encouragement from Tony Thomas

Over the past few weeks, we have shared Words of Encouragement from from some of our colleagues As the COVID-19 ...
Words of Encouragement from Regis Obijiski

Words of Encouragement from Regis Obijiski

Over the past few weeks, we have shared Words of Encouragement from from some of our colleagues As the COVID-19 ...
Words of Encouragement from CQL | The Council on Quality Leadership

Words of Encouragement from CQL | The Council on Quality Leadership

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads throughout the world, news, social media and work can be overwhelming. We’ve committed to sharing ...
Photo of Beth Mount in front of graphic quilt

Words of Encouragement from Beth Mount

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads throughout the world, news, social media and work can be overwhelming. We’ve committed to sharing ...
Words of Encouragement from Philadelphia Inquirer Journalist, Ronnie Polaneczky

Words of Encouragement from Philadelphia Inquirer Journalist, Ronnie Polaneczky

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads throughout the world, news, social media and work can be overwhelming. We’ve committed to sharing ...
The NADSP Congratulates Joe Macbeth and DSP Advocates - Written By Caitlin Bailey, NADSP Board Chair

The NADSP Congratulates Joe Macbeth and DSP Advocates – Written By Caitlin Bailey, NADSP Board Chair

 The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals Congratulates Joe Macbeth and DSP Advocates Honored by the National Historic Recognition Project: ...
Words of Encouragement from Dr. Escudé of HRS

Words of Encouragement from Dr. Escudé of HRS

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads throughout the world, news, social media and work can be overwhelming. We’ve committed to sharing ...
Words of Encouragement from Dr. Stephen Birchak

Words of Encouragement from Dr. Stephen Birchak

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads throughout the world, news, social media and work can be overwhelming. We’ve committed to sharing ...
Competency in the Time of Coronavirus by Dan Hermreck

Competency in the Time of Coronavirus by Dan Hermreck

Competency in the Time of Coronavirus by Dan Hermreck When the NADSP staff have an opportunity to speak to direct ...
NADSP Supports the Recognizing the Role of Direct Support Professionals Act

NADSP Supports the Recognizing the Role of Direct Support Professionals Act

Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced a bi-partisan bill  titled, Recognizing the Role of Direct Support Professionals ...
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 ...
NADSP Transitions Certification To The NADSP E-Badge Academy

NADSP Transitions Certification To The NADSP E-Badge Academy

Effective January 22nd, 2020, The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) will begin fully transitioning its Certification program to ...
You’re probably already using these four skills on a daily basis. Do you get credit for it?

You’re probably already using these four skills on a daily basis. Do you get credit for it?

This is for all the direct support professionals out there. We have some questions for you, but we think we ...
An Umbrella-Term: Person Centered Supports

An Umbrella-Term: Person Centered Supports

                Parasols (umbrellas) were designed to provide shade from the sun. The umbrella was invented ...
Join Us In 2020 To Elevate The Status of Direct Support Professionals!

Join Us In 2020 To Elevate The Status of Direct Support Professionals!

The issues affecting the DSP workforce are well known, but navigating through it all is challenging. When it comes to ...
Pauline: 42 Years of Excellence

Pauline: 42 Years of Excellence

Submitted by: Paula Nerone, Merakey Allegheny Valley School Pauline Seibert has served as Direct Support Professional for 42 years, and ...
Jim: Supporting Jeremy To Bring A Book To Life

Jim: Supporting Jeremy To Bring A Book To Life

Submitted by: Cynthia Harvey, People Inc.During a person-centered planning session in 2015, Jeremy, a person receiving services through People Inc., ...
Joseph: Providing Solutions In Direct Support

Joseph: Providing Solutions In Direct Support

Submitted By: Merlynne Hancock, Koinonia Homes, Inc. Joseph Mwambo works as a Direct Support Professional for Koinonia Homes, Inc., a ...
Brett: Advancing Employment Outcomes

Brett: Advancing Employment Outcomes

Submitted By: Jodi Bopp, I Am Boundless Brett Breeze is an employment trainer who supports people with intellectual and developmental ...
Samantha: A DSP With Dedication And Determination

Samantha: A DSP With Dedication And Determination

Submitted By: Melissa Foote, Inspire* Name abbreviations have been used to protect the identity of the people described in this ...