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.

Nurse applies bandaid to woman after she receives her COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Campaign

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) is conducting a comprehensive campaign across the country to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among direct support professionals (DSPs).

Here's an update on that petition, by the numbers.

Here’s an update on that petition, by the numbers.

It was less than two weeks ago. NADSP launched a brand new campaign, and it definitely did launch. The response ...
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Direct Support Professionals Don't Have One. They Work Anonymously.

Direct Support Professionals Don’t Have One. They Work Anonymously.

The code for a Certified Nursing Assistant is 31-1014. The code for a Home Health Aide is 31-1121. The code ...
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Establish a Direct Support Professional Standard Occupational Classification

Establish a Direct Support Professional Standard Occupational Classification

The statistics are extremely troubling for Direct Support Professionals. Turnover rates average around 45%. Vacancy rates are at roughly 9% ...
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It’s Time to Raise the Bar by Joe Macbeth

It’s Time to Raise the Bar by Joe Macbeth

Last week, most of the NADSP staff and several of our board members joined dozens of other advocates in St ...
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Welcome and Our Response to Disability Scoop Article - Joe Macbeth

Welcome and Our Response to Disability Scoop Article – Joe Macbeth

Welcome to the new NADSP website. We’re really proud to be able to offer meaningful, contemporary and accessible information that’s ...
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Impact: The Direct Support Workforce

Impact: The Direct Support Workforce

This Impact examines some of the workforce challenges in our long-term care system and their consequences for people with disabilities, ...
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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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