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.

New Report Released About DSP Workforce and COVID-19

New Report Released About DSP Workforce and COVID-19

The Institute on Community Integration’s Research and Training Center on Community Living for Persons with intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at the University ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Kimberly Bumgardner Bergman

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Kimberly Bumgardner Bergman

Congratulations to Kimberly Bumgardner Bergman, who has been selected as the NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month for April ...
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Webinar: Let's Talk with Dave Hingsburger; Getting Out of this Hot Mess Called COVID-19

Webinar: Let’s Talk with Dave Hingsburger; Getting Out of this Hot Mess Called COVID-19

In this webinar, Dave Hingsburger and Yona Lusky, Director of the Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre at CAMH and H-CARDD discuss ...
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Direct Support Workforce and COVID-19 National Report: 6 Month Follow-Up

Direct Support Workforce and COVID-19 National Report: 6 Month Follow-Up

A six-month follow-up Direct Support Workforce and COVID-19 survey was developed and launched in November 2020. A few additional items, ...
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International Journal: This Hot Mess Called COVID-19

International Journal: This Hot Mess Called COVID-19

In this article, I want to focus on what we can each do in the coming months to help our ...
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Virtual Training: Community Inclusion Unplugged

Virtual Training: Community Inclusion Unplugged

Are Zoom, Social Media and Technology the New Form of Isolation, Segregation and Exclusion for People with Disabilities? Will Zoom ...
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Direct Support Professionals and The Home and Community Based Service Settings Rule (HCBS): What You Need to Know

Direct Support Professionals and The Home and Community Based Service Settings Rule (HCBS): What You Need to Know

Next week Thursday, April, 1,Tanya M. Richmond, MSW, LCSW and Monica Robinson will host, "Direct Support Professionals and The Home and ...
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Webinar: Direct Support Professionals and The Home and Community Based Service Settings Rule (HCBS): What You Need to Know

Webinar: Direct Support Professionals and The Home and Community Based Service Settings Rule (HCBS): What You Need to Know

Description: March 17, 2014 is an important date for those receiving Medicaid-funded home and community based services (HCBS). On this ...
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Webinar: Let's Talk with Dave Hingsburger and John Raffaele: Three Ps in the Pod: The Pandemic, The Professionals and The People

Webinar: Let’s Talk with Dave Hingsburger and John Raffaele: Three Ps in the Pod: The Pandemic, The Professionals and The People

Join Dave Hingsburger and John Raffaele as they discuss the latest article of the International Journal of Direct Support, "Three ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Ashley Coppersmith

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Ashley Coppersmith

Congratulations to Ashley Coppersmith, who has been selected as the NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month for March of ...
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International Journal: The Pandemic, The Professionals, And The People

International Journal: The Pandemic, The Professionals, And The People

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are at three times the risk of dying from Covid-19 disease. Many of the ...
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6 Reasons To Attend Our 2/24 Virtual Training

6 Reasons To Attend Our 2/24 Virtual Training

Tomorrow (2/24/21) is NADSP’s inaugural Virtual Training: Creating a Culture of Competency. There’s still time to register but we wanted ...
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