Resources

Guides, reports, and more to help you elevate the status of DSPs

The National Alliance For Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) has compiled a number of resources to assist direct support professionals, people receiving services, family members, human service organizations, state/national associations, and more. These include guides, reports, toolkits, and more that cover a variety of topics related to the direct support professional workforce.

Code of Ethics

The NADSP Code of Ethics is intended to serve as a straightforward and relevant guide for DSPs as they resolve the ethical dilemmas they face every day.

Competency Areas

The NADSP Competency Areas offer DSPs the opportunity to address challenges, work on issues identified by the person they support, or assist someone in pursuing a goal.

2014 Staff Stability Survey Report

2014 Staff Stability Survey Report

The annual Staff Stability Survey offers robust data and research to offer insight about the direct support professional (DSP) workforce ...
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Frontline Initiative: Trauma-Informed Care

Frontline Initiative: Trauma-Informed Care

A newsletter issue for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) exploring trauma-informed care. This issue of Frontline Initiative provides background information on ...
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Frontline Initiative: Archived Editions

Frontline Initiative: Archived Editions

Frontline Initiative is a series covering the issues important to direct support professionals and supervisors who support people with intellectual ...
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NADSP Responds To Shooting Of Direct Support Professional

NADSP Responds To Shooting Of Direct Support Professional

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) envisions a world where people with intellectual and other disabilities live community-based ...
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Protection of Vulnerable Persons in Residential Facilities Against Abuse & Neglect

Protection of Vulnerable Persons in Residential Facilities Against Abuse & Neglect

This report addresses the problem of abuse and neglect of vulnerable people in residential programs operated or supported by agencies ...
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The Frontline Of Change

The Frontline Of Change

Direct Support Professionals: The Frontline of Change was inspired by the men and women of this workforce, some of whose ...
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Report To The President 1996: Building Leadership for the 21st Century

Report To The President 1996: Building Leadership for the 21st Century

The outcomes articulated in this Report to the President reaffirms the mission of PCMR and strengthens the resolve for continued ...
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