News And Events

The very latest articles, events, and developments from NADSP
National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week It’s Time for Frank Discussion

National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week It’s Time for Frank Discussion

As another National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week begins, we watch with deep appreciation all the creative ways supervisors, administrative ...
NADSP Virtual Event: A Retrospective of Providing Direct Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic

NADSP Virtual Event: A Retrospective of Providing Direct Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Join Jerry Smith from the University of Minnesota's Institute on Community Integration, Self Advocate BJ Stasio and John Raffaele from ...
Webinar: Progress to Policy: The State of Direct Support Professional Workforce, What’s Next?

Webinar: Progress to Policy: The State of Direct Support Professional Workforce, What’s Next?

Six months ago, NADSP hosted its first policy and hill visit day resulting in virtual meetings with over half of ...
Webinar:  Recognition, Retention and Returns: How One Organization Empowers Direct Support Professionals

Webinar: Recognition, Retention and Returns: How One Organization Empowers Direct Support Professionals

In this sponsored webinar from Foothold Technology and NADSP, three direct support professionals from The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region and ...
NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Chelsy Widmer

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Chelsy Widmer

Congratulations to Chelsy Widmer who has been selected as the September 2022 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month.We are ...
2022 NADSP Virtual Event

2022 NADSP Virtual Event

ScheduleSponsorsAbout The 2022 Virtual Event From September 14th – 15th, NADSP and the Research and Training Center on Community Living ...
Steve Eidelman, The Hingsburger Humanitarian Award 2022 Honoree

Steve Eidelman, The Hingsburger Humanitarian Award 2022 Honoree

  The Hingsburger Humanitarian Award Steve Eidelman (2022) The life and work of Dave Hingsburger is difficult to summarize and ...
Webinar:  Let's Talk Communication in Group Living: Considerations, Inclusion, and Activities

Webinar: Let’s Talk Communication in Group Living: Considerations, Inclusion, and Activities

Besides family and close friends, direct support professionals (DSPs) can be the most important people in the lives of the ...
The 2022 John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for Workforce Advocacy and Leadership

The 2022 John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for Workforce Advocacy and Leadership

  2022 John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for Direct Support Workforce Leadership and Advocacy Gary Blumenthal, InVision Human Services 2022 ...
Free Virtual Training: Proud & Supported

Free Virtual Training: Proud & Supported

The New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council has generously awarded a three year grant to the National Alliance for ...
News: New York State Partners with NADSP to Provide NADSP Certification to 2400 Direct Support Professionals

News: New York State Partners with NADSP to Provide NADSP Certification to 2400 Direct Support Professionals

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) has entered into a three-year contract with the New York State Office for ...
NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Bianka Gomez

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Bianka Gomez

Congratulations to Bianka Gomez who has been selected as the August 2022 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month.We are ...
Webinar: No One Asked Me: Bringing The Perspective Of The Direct Support Professional To Person Centered Planning

Webinar: No One Asked Me: Bringing The Perspective Of The Direct Support Professional To Person Centered Planning

Description: Person centered planning is done in partnership with the person receiving supports and services and their chosen circle of ...
News: 2022 Moving Mountains Awards Winners

News: 2022 Moving Mountains Awards Winners

Congratulations to the Moving Mountains Award Winners Through the Moving Mountains Award, the Institute on Community Integration, the National Alliance ...
Webinar:  Let's Talk: Supporting People Through the Grieving Process

Webinar: Let’s Talk: Supporting People Through the Grieving Process

People with intellectual disabilities have been left out of the grief conversation too many times and for far too long ...
NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Kelley Soucia

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Kelley Soucia

Congratulations to Kelley Soucia who has been selected as the June 2022 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month.We are ...
Virtual Training: When It's Time to Fade: Supporting People with High Risk Behaviors

Virtual Training: When It’s Time to Fade: Supporting People with High Risk Behaviors

This 3 hour training session focuses on the very important topic of how to safely and effectively reduce restrictions and ...
Mental Health May

Mental Health May

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and given the seemingly endless number of tragic events in our country, we thought ...
Webinar:  Let's Talk: Augmentative and Alternative Communication for the Direct Support Professional: Aided Language Modeling

Webinar: Let’s Talk: Augmentative and Alternative Communication for the Direct Support Professional: Aided Language Modeling

May is Speech & Hearing Month. During the month of May, Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists strive to improve awareness of ...
NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Ronielyn C. Rosal

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Ronielyn C. Rosal

Congratulations to Ronielyn C. Rosal who has been selected as the May 2022 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month.We ...