Direct Support Professionals spend more time with the person with IDD/MI than any other professional. The competence of the DSP can make a big difference in the quality of life for people. Both NADSP and NADD have developed nationally recognized skills standards to certify the competence of DSPs who support people with IDD. We will review how to apply these competency areas to improve the quality and effectiveness of supports provided to individuals with Dual Diagnosis.
Melissa Cheplic, MPH; Rutgers University, The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
Director of Certification and Accreditation, NADSP