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, the 2022 Advocacy Symposium, Amplifying The Voices Of Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). Attendees participated in over 250 meetings with legislative staff to share the perspective of direct support professionals to the forefront of Congress during a time of unprecedented workforce challenges. The result of our attendees’ advocacy culminated in additional sponsors to the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate bills regarding, establishing a Standard Occupation Classification within the Bureau of Statistics for direct support professionals (S. 1437 / H.R. 4779).
NADSP is excited to announce the return of the Advocacy Symposium May 3 – 4, 2023! Ahead of this two day virtual event, attendees will receive comprehensive advocacy training along with planning sessions with state leaders. The success of our first Advocacy Symposium is directly a result of and informed by the people who are on the front-lines of supporting people with disabilities to live, work and thrive in the community.
We’re looking forward to amplifying even more direct support professional voices in 2023. This event is free and open to direct support professionals, frontline supervisors, self advocates, familiy members and people with disabilities. Registration for this event will open on February 28th.
Advocacy Event Presentations
You can now browse the full schedule of all session recordings that were presented during the 2022 NADSP Advocacy Symposium. The session recordings are also available by clicking the ‘Watch Now’ button.