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.

Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 1: Beyond Trauma-Informed: Trauma Responsive Care, Part One

Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 1: Beyond Trauma-Informed: Trauma Responsive Care, Part One

In this session we look at the basics of trauma. We’ll explore how having a disability or multiple life stressors ...
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Webinar: Black DSPs Matter:Part Three - Practical Application

Webinar: Black DSPs Matter:Part Three – Practical Application

Through a multimedia approach, the Black DSPs Matter: Part Three webinar invites participants to: Revisit shared understanding of key terms ...
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2021 Virtual Event: From Promise To Progress

2021 Virtual Event: From Promise To Progress

Schedule Become A SponsorCurrent SponsorsAbout The 2021 Virtual Event From September 12th – 15th, NADSP and the Research and Training ...
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Remembering Dave Hingsburger

Remembering Dave Hingsburger

It is with deep sadness to share with the disability community that our friend and colleague Dave Hingsburger suddenly passed ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Tracy Holsapple

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Tracy Holsapple

Congratulations to Tracy Holsapple who has been selected as the NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month for July of ...
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Webinar: Let's Talk with Dave Hingsburger and John Raffaele: I am Not Your Inspiration

Webinar: Let’s Talk with Dave Hingsburger and John Raffaele: I am Not Your Inspiration

Dave Hingsburger and John Raffaele will have a conversation about the important message from the late, great Stella Young. Stella, ...
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Frontline Initiative: DSPs Respond To Crisis

Frontline Initiative: DSPs Respond To Crisis

Direct support professionals (DSPs) have been through a lot this past year. Through a global pandemic, natural disasters, social unrest, ...
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Webinar: Black DSPs Matter Part Two: Demographics of the Workforce and the Implications of COVID-19

Webinar: Black DSPs Matter Part Two: Demographics of the Workforce and the Implications of COVID-19

After exploring the history and understanding of systemic racism in  Part One of the Black DSPs Matter Series, our next ...
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Virtual Training: Informed Decision Making

Virtual Training: Informed Decision Making

In embracing a person-centered approach and supporting self-direction, people receiving supports need to be empowered to make their own choices ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Andrea Miller

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Andrea Miller

Congratulations to Andrea Miller who has been selected as the NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month for June of ...
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Webinar: Let's Talk with Dave: The Art of the Apology

Webinar: Let’s Talk with Dave: The Art of the Apology

We are living in stressful times. We may end up doing or saying things we regret. This webinar will discuss ...
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Webinar: What Does Success Look Like in the NADSP E-Badge Academy?

Webinar: What Does Success Look Like in the NADSP E-Badge Academy?

In 2019, NADSP launched a new digital certification platform, the E-Badge Academy. Since its launch, you may have heard us ...
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