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.

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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).

NADSP President and CEO, Joseph Macbeth Appointed To Committee By President Biden

NADSP President and CEO, Joseph Macbeth Appointed To Committee By President Biden

NADSP PRESIDENT AND CEO, JOSEPH MACBETH APPOINTED TO COMMITTEE BY PRESIDENT BIDENWASHINGTON, DC. (April 5, 2022) National Alliance for Direct ...
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Gratitude for the 2022 NADSP Advocacy Symposium

Gratitude for the 2022 NADSP Advocacy Symposium

In early March 2022, NADSP embarked on its first ever national advocacy event, the 2022 Advocacy Symposium, Amplifying The Voices ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: John Swisher

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: John Swisher

Congratulations to John F. Swisher who has been selected as the March 2022 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month.We ...
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Webinar: Relationships and Rollercoasters, Supporting People with IDD through Relationships – A Trauma-Informed Approach

Webinar: Relationships and Rollercoasters, Supporting People with IDD through Relationships – A Trauma-Informed Approach

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) often experience trauma within their lives. This trauma, either significant events or smaller ...
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The Point of Interaction Podcast By NADSP: John Raffaele Interviews David Ervin and Awa Johnson

The Point of Interaction Podcast By NADSP: John Raffaele Interviews David Ervin and Awa Johnson

In 2021, the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals announced that it would be conducting a comprehensive campaign across the ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Dionne Bradwell

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Dionne Bradwell

Congratulations to Dionne Bradwell who has been selected as the February 2022 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month.We are ...
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Virtual Training: Proud & Supported

Virtual Training: Proud & Supported

The New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council has generously awarded a three year grant to the National Alliance for ...
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Apply Today for the 2022 Moving Mountains Award

Apply Today for the 2022 Moving Mountains Award

Through a partnership of the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP), the Research and Training Center on Community Living ...
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NADSP Advocacy Symposium: Amplifying the Direct Support Professional Workforce

About the Event On March 9-10, 2022, the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) will embark on its first-ever ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Anthony Munang

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Anthony Munang

Congratulations to Anthony Munang who has been selected as the first NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month of 2022.We ...
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Webinar: Let's Talk: Inclusion and Housing Instability

Webinar: Let’s Talk: Inclusion and Housing Instability

Join Director of Educational Services, John Raffaele and this month's International Journal for Direct Support Professionals author Chris Jordan Stevens ...
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Frontline Initiative: DSPs Respond to COVID-19

Frontline Initiative: DSPs Respond to COVID-19

Direct support professionals (DSPs) have endured so much since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. We dedicated this issue to ...
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