News And Events

The very latest articles, events, and developments from NADSP
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 ...
News: Happy Fourth Birthday NADSP E-Badge Academy

News: Happy Fourth Birthday NADSP E-Badge Academy

Today marks four years since the launch of the NADSP E-Badge Academy. It has been an incredible four years marked ...
Virtual Training: How to be a DEI Changemaker as a Direct Service Professional

Virtual Training: How to be a DEI Changemaker as a Direct Service Professional

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion continue to remain a priority for human services organizations throughout the country, and the more it ...
The Year in Review – The Year Ahead

The Year in Review – The Year Ahead

Happy New Year to you all. The NADSP has just closed the book on the most transformative year in our ...
News: New York Credentialing Pilot Leadership Update

News: New York Credentialing Pilot Leadership Update

Greetings and Happy Holidays, My name is Joe Macbeth and I’m the President and Chief Executive Officer at the National ...
Elevate The Status Of DSPs Through 2023 NADSP Membership

Elevate The Status Of DSPs Through 2023 NADSP Membership

As you all know, there are a seemingly endless number of complex issues affecting direct support professionals (DSPs), from high ...
NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Nicole Swartz

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Nicole Swartz

Congratulations to Nicole Swartz who has been selected as the December 2022 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month.We are ...
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Apply Today for the 2023 Moving Mountains Award

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Apply Today for the 2023 Moving Mountains Award

Through a partnership of the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP), the Research and Training Center on Community Living ...
News: NADSP and New York State Announce Bonuses for Incumbent Direct Support Professionals and Frontline Supervisors

News: NADSP and New York State Announce Bonuses for Incumbent Direct Support Professionals and Frontline Supervisors

Earlier this year, we announced that the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) had entered into a three-year contract ...
Time for Gratitude

Time for Gratitude

The Thanksgiving holiday tends to be a time for reflection, connection, and especially appreciation. It’s no different for all of ...
Virtual Training: Are direct support professionals prepared for the HCBS Settings Rule?

Virtual Training: Are direct support professionals prepared for the HCBS Settings Rule?

In 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) at the Department of Health and Human Services issued the ...
Save the Date!  NADSP Annual Conference Returns September 2023

Save the Date! NADSP Annual Conference Returns September 2023

It’s official! The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals' Annual Conference is back in person in 2023. For the first ...
Let's Talk: Bridging Behavioural Skills Training and Compassionate Care

Let’s Talk: Bridging Behavioural Skills Training and Compassionate Care

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) provide some of the most important services and supports to our society. As DSPs, you support ...
Time for Gratitude

Time for Gratitude

The Thanksgiving holiday tends to be a time for reflection, connection, and especially appreciation. It’s no different for all of ...
NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Steven Valentine

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Steven Valentine

Congratulations to Steven Valetine has been selected as the November 2022 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month.We are recognizing ...
News: NADSP Selects 17 Organizations for New York Credentialing Pilot

News: NADSP Selects 17 Organizations for New York Credentialing Pilot

This summer, we announced that the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) had entered into a three-year contract with the ...
NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Racheal Ismail

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Racheal Ismail

Congratulations to Racheal Ismail who has been selected as the October 2022 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month.We are ...
Let's Talk: Without Direct Support Professionals in My Life, I Don’t Have a Life

Let’s Talk: Without Direct Support Professionals in My Life, I Don’t Have a Life

This month, we are revisiting the August issue of The International Journal for Direct Support Professionals, "Without Direct Support Professionals ...