News And Events

The very latest articles, events, and developments from NADSP
Let's Talk: Risky Business - Supporting People to Make Informed Decisions

Let’s Talk: Risky Business – Supporting People to Make Informed Decisions

What do you do when someone you support is making choices about their sexual behaviour that may place them at ...
NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Omobolare Olatunji

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Omobolare Olatunji

Congratulations to Omobolare Olatunji who has been selected as the July 2023 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month.We are ...
Celebrating Pride Month with Proud and Supported Advisory Council Members

Celebrating Pride Month with Proud and Supported Advisory Council Members

In celebration of Pride Month, NADSP asked Proud and Supported Advisory Council members, Matthew Kuriloff and Matt Maclean to share ...
Federal Advocacy Call to Action: Urge HHS to Include DSPs in New Medicaid Access Rule to Assure Better, More Equitable Wages

Federal Advocacy Call to Action: Urge HHS to Include DSPs in New Medicaid Access Rule to Assure Better, More Equitable Wages

Direct Support Professionals!!  PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING ADVOCACY ACTION NO LATER THAN JULY 3, 2023 What is the Advocacy Action? ...
Let's Talk: Developing Partnerships for Family-Managed Supportive Living Arrangements

Let’s Talk: Developing Partnerships for Family-Managed Supportive Living Arrangements

Alternative living situations are the talk of the developmental service world right now. Families are asking for more flexible and ...
NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Jake Stevens

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Jake Stevens

Congratulations to Jake Stevens who has been selected as the June 2023 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month.We are ...
Virtual Training: Providing Person Centered Support and Supervision when working with individuals who have histories of high risk behaviors

Virtual Training: Providing Person Centered Support and Supervision when working with individuals who have histories of high risk behaviors

This training session will focus on the importance of creating and maintaining safe, supportive, and person-centered environments when working with ...
Let's Talk: Misbehaviour: Are You Missing the Point?

Let’s Talk: Misbehaviour: Are You Missing the Point?

This month's International Journal for Direct Support Professionals discusses how all behaviour is communication. In the article, the author reflects on ...
Free Virtual LGBTQIA+Trainings: Proud & Supported

Free Virtual LGBTQIA+Trainings: Proud & Supported

The New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council has generously awarded a three year grant to the National Alliance for ...
NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Michael Huang

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Michael Huang

Congratulations to Michael Huang who has been selected as the March 2023 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month.We are ...
Let's Talk: The Impact of Limited Body Awareness

Let’s Talk: The Impact of Limited Body Awareness

This month’s International Journal for Direct Support Professionals comes from Chris Galvin. Chris is an occupational therapist with over 40 ...
News: Alpha Supported Living Services Wins Moving Mountains Award

News: Alpha Supported Living Services Wins Moving Mountains Award

The Institute on Community Integration, the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals, and ANCOR today announced that Alpha Supported Living ...
Call for Frontline Initiative Authors

Call for Frontline Initiative Authors

Frontline Initiative is a publication produced through a partnership between the Institute on Community Integration and the National Alliance for ...
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2023 NADSP Advocacy Symposium: Amplifying the Direct Support Professional Workforce

About the Event On May 3rd and 4th, the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) will embark on its ...
NADSP Sixth Annual Conference Request for Proposals

NADSP Sixth Annual Conference Request for Proposals

2023 Conference Overview: The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals Annual Conference will return September 8-9, 2023 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania at ...
Save the Date: 2023 NADSP Advocacy Symposium: Amplifying The Voices Of DSPs

Save the Date: 2023 NADSP Advocacy Symposium: Amplifying The Voices Of DSPs

In early March 2022, the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) embarked on its first ever national advocacy event, ...
E-Badge Academy Reviewer of the Month: Janet Wilson

E-Badge Academy Reviewer of the Month: Janet Wilson

Congratulations to Janet Wilson who has been selected as the February 2023 NADSP E-Badge Academy Reviewer of the Month. This week we’re ...
Let's Talk: Consent and Capacity

Let’s Talk: Consent and Capacity

Direct support professionals (DSPs) have an opportunity to play an essential role in helping the people they support with making ...
Let's Talk: Understanding Transference and Countertransference in the Direct Support Profession

Let’s Talk: Understanding Transference and Countertransference in the Direct Support Profession

This month's International Journal for Direct Support Professionals author, Scott Robins discusses the importance of understanding our role as direct ...
NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Aaron Van Beest

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Aaron Van Beest

Congratulations to Aaron Van Beest who has been selected as the January 2023 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month.We ...