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).

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Robert Noerr

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Robert Noerr

Congratulations to Robert Noerr​ who has been selected as the final NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month of 2021.We ...
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International Journal: The Zen of Tom

International Journal: The Zen of Tom

The following article was written by Dave in May of this year for our December journal. It is the last ...
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Time for Gratitude

The Thanksgiving holiday tends to be a time for reflection, connection, and especially appreciation. It’s no different for all of ...
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Results By The Numbers: Core Competency E-Badges

Results By The Numbers: Core Competency E-Badges

The following article is an excerpt from the NADSP report titled ‘The NADSP E-Badge Academy: Integrating Direct Support Professional Knowledge, ...
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Results By The Numbers: Accredited Education E-Badges

Results By The Numbers: Accredited Education E-Badges

The following article is an excerpt from the NADSP report titled ‘The NADSP E-Badge Academy: Integrating Direct Support Professional Knowledge, ...
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Virtual Training: Trauma Informed Supports

Virtual Training: Trauma Informed Supports

Trauma-informed supports are not just for the people we support but for everyone. Join Dr. Karyn Harvey and Tanya Fritz, ...
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Aaannnd, Action! A Behind-The-Scenes Look At NADSP’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy PSAs

Aaannnd, Action! A Behind-The-Scenes Look At NADSP’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy PSAs

Last month, the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) announced that it would be conducting a comprehensive campaign across ...
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Elevate The Status Of DSPs Through 2022 NADSP Membership

Elevate The Status Of DSPs Through 2022 NADSP Membership

As you all know, there are a seemingly endless number of complex issues affecting direct support professionals (DSPs), from high ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Lisa Burck

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Lisa Burck

Congratulations to Lisa Burck, who has been selected as the NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month for November of 2021 ...
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IAHD Honors Joseph Macbeth, NADSP President And CEO, With ‘Change Maker’ Award

IAHD Honors Joseph Macbeth, NADSP President And CEO, With ‘Change Maker’ Award

The Institutes of Applied Human Dynamics (IAHD) is honoring Joseph Macbeth, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Alliance ...
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The NADSP E-Badge Academy & Career Ladders

The NADSP E-Badge Academy & Career Ladders

In the report titled 'The NADSP E-Badge Academy: Integrating Direct Support Professional Knowledge, Skills & Values into a National Career ...
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NADSP Takes Part In Nationwide Initiative To Improve Vaccination Rates Among DSPs

NADSP Takes Part In Nationwide Initiative To Improve Vaccination Rates Among DSPs

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) has been selected as one of nine national organizations to receive funding ...
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