News And Events

The very latest articles, events, and developments from NADSP
Let's Talk: Supports & Sexually Concerning Behaviours

Let’s Talk: Supports & Sexually Concerning Behaviours

Watch The Webinar Recording Thank you for your interest in this NADSP webinar. One of the NADSP Member benefits is ...
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Black DSPs Matter Part One: Historical Overview

Black DSPs Matter Part One: Historical Overview

In 2020, the NADSP shared a statement of solidarity to those feeling the pain of systemic racism and marginalization. We ...
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Black DSPs Matter Part Two: Demographics & Projections

Black DSPs Matter Part Two: Demographics & Projections

​In 2020, the NADSP shared a statement of solidarity to those feeling the pain of systemic racism and marginalization. We ...
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Black DSPs Matter Part Three: Practical Solutions

Black DSPs Matter Part Three: Practical Solutions

In 2020, the NADSP shared a statement of solidarity to those feeling the pain of systemic racism and marginalization. We ...
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Are We Ready To Be The Change We Want To Be?

Are We Ready To Be The Change We Want To Be?

Dr. Monica McCall, President & CEO, Creative Options, Inc. Direct Support Professionals, you have the power of transformation that can ...
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Advocacy in Storytelling: Storytelling With Comics!

Advocacy in Storytelling: Storytelling With Comics!

Watch The Webinar Recording Thank you for your interest in this NADSP webinar. One of the NADSP Member benefits is ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Kathy Axline, DSP-III

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Kathy Axline, DSP-III

Congratulations to Kathy Axline who has been selected as the NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month for October of ...
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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 Arc of Livingston-Wyoming: Ethical Decision-Making During Crisis

The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming: Ethical Decision-Making During Crisis

Submitted By: Jeff Kantrowski, The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming When locations are struggling to provide supports to specific individuals The Arc ...
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A DSP Apprenticeship Program At The Arc Lexington

A DSP Apprenticeship Program At The Arc Lexington

Submitted By: Terry Swierzowski, The Arc Lexington The Arc of Lexington implemented a two-year program that combines job-related instruction courses ...
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Tierra del Sol Foundation's 'Learning and Workforce Development' Initiative

Tierra del Sol Foundation’s ‘Learning and Workforce Development’ Initiative

Submitted By: Karina Tovar With good intent, funding agencies, such as HCBS and/or State Departments, sometimes create long-term challenges through ...
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The Hope House Foundation's Engagement Calendar

The Hope House Foundation’s Engagement Calendar

Submitted By: Christina E, Hope House Foundation Hope House Foundation initiated a monthly engagement calendar that varies between team and ...
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Wage Increases At Children’s Aid and Family Services

Wage Increases At Children’s Aid and Family Services

Submitted By: Stephanie Hios, Children’s Aid and Family Services In 2020, Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey put forth a ...
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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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Numerous COVID-19 vaccines lined up

NADSP Statement on Vaccine Hesitancy and FAQ

Please note this post has been updated with additional information and resources as of December 2, 2021.  Since the onset ...
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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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