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.

Report To The President 2017: America's Direct Support Workforce Crisis

Report To The President 2017: America’s Direct Support Workforce Crisis

Addressing the direct support workforce crisis will sustain and improve opportunities for individuals with ID/DD to participate in and contribute ...
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2016 Staff Stability Survey Report

2016 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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Ensuring Beneficiary Health and Safety

Ensuring Beneficiary Health and Safety

This joint report is issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG); Administration ...
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Frontline Initiative: Choice, Direction, and Control

Frontline Initiative: Choice, Direction, and Control

A newsletter issue for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) encouraging the people they support to exercise choice, direction, and control over ...
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NADSP Response To CMS' RFI About HCBS

NADSP Response To CMS’ RFI About HCBS

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals, Inc. (NADSP) took the opportunity to inform CMS’ thinking around federal government interventions ...
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Frontline Initiative: Person-Centered Practices

Frontline Initiative: Person-Centered Practices

A newsletter issue for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) exploring person-centered practices. This issue of Frontline Initiative brought together voices on ...
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2015 Staff Stability Survey Report

2015 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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CMS Bulletin: Strengthening and Stabilizing the Medicaid Home Care Workforce

CMS Bulletin: Strengthening and Stabilizing the Medicaid Home Care Workforce

This informational bulletin highlights steps available to states, providers, and others to strengthen the home care workforce, the term used ...
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Joint Position Statement on the DSP Workforce

Joint Position Statement on the DSP Workforce

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have long sought lives where they can be fully contributing and valued members ...
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Implementing DSP Credentialing in New York

Implementing DSP Credentialing in New York

The report provides an overview of the direct support professional workforce in New York and makes a number of recommendations ...
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NADSP Statement On Wages

NADSP Statement On Wages

A Call for Systems Change to Address the Wage Disparity of Direct Support Professionals Across the nation there is growing ...
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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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