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The very latest articles, events, and developments from NADSP
Let's Talk: Trauma-Informed DSP Practice

Let’s Talk: Trauma-Informed DSP Practice

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Let's Talk: Supports & Sexually Concerning Behaviours

Let’s Talk: Supports & Sexually Concerning Behaviours

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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 GLOW: Ethical Decision-Making During Crisis

The Arc GLOW: Ethical Decision-Making During Crisis

Submitted By: Jeff Kantrowski, The Arc GLOW When locations are struggling to provide supports to specific individuals The Arc GLOW ...
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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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Hope House Foundation's Recognitions of Hope

Hope House Foundation’s Recognitions of Hope

Submitted By: Christina Slater, Human Resources Director, Hope House Foundation, cslater@hope-house.org Hope House Foundation has increased focus on employee engagement to ...
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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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Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 4: Wings of the Bird: Everyday Brain-Body Practices for Healing, Resilience and Self-Care

Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 4: Wings of the Bird: Everyday Brain-Body Practices for Healing, Resilience and Self-Care

In this session we’ll pull the threads of the previous sessions together. Our emphasis will be practical, researched and brain-based ...
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Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 3: Dangerous Empathy: Burnout, Compassion Fatigue & Empathetic Distress

Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 3: Dangerous Empathy: Burnout, Compassion Fatigue & Empathetic Distress

Burnout and compassion fatigue in helpers are bigger problems today than at maybe any other time in recent history. People ...
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