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).

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2024 NADSP Advocacy Symposium: Building A Grassroots Movement

About the Event ​This spring, the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) will embark on its third national advocacy ...
Webinar: Leaving so soon? Examining DSP turnover and tenure using National Core Indicators®-IDD State of the Workforce in 2022 Survey data

Webinar: Leaving so soon? Examining DSP turnover and tenure using National Core Indicators®-IDD State of the Workforce in 2022 Survey data

What is turnover? What is tenure? These terms are used a lot when discussing the DSP workforce. This presentation will ...
Apply Today for the 2024 Moving Mountains Award

Apply Today for the 2024 Moving Mountains Award

Best Practices in Direct Support Workforce Development The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP), the Institute on Community Integration ...
Webinar: Changing the Conversation: Let’s Talk Disability and Sex

Webinar: Changing the Conversation: Let’s Talk Disability and Sex

This month’s International Journal for Direct Support Professionals highlights the importance of discussing sexuality when working with youth with disabilities, ...
NADSP Welcomes New Team Member, Nicole Jorwic

NADSP Welcomes New Team Member, Nicole Jorwic

The NADSP team is growing! We are excited to announce our newest team member, Nicole Jorwic. Nicole is our new ...
NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Patrick Sgro

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Patrick Sgro

Congratulations to Patrick Sgro,​ who has been selected as the March 2024 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month. We ...
Let's Talk: Person-Centered End-of-Life Planning for Direct Support Professionals

Let’s Talk: Person-Centered End-of-Life Planning for Direct Support Professionals

Have you ever thought about what you might need or want when you become aware that your end of life ...
Understanding and Practicing Competencies for Direct Support Professionals

Understanding and Practicing Competencies for Direct Support Professionals

Do you remember the last time you visited a dentist?  When you sat in that dentist’s chair did you ask ...
NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Leslie Danley

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Leslie Danley

Congratulations to Leslie Danley, DSP-I​ who has been selected as the February 2024 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month ...
Virtual Training: Improving Interpersonal Relationships through Cultural Humility

Virtual Training: Improving Interpersonal Relationships through Cultural Humility

Interpersonal relationships can affect organizational engagement, performance, and culture. Given the influential impact they are, many leaders struggle with communicating ...
Let's Talk: Considering the Ethical Significance of Assent and Dissent

Let’s Talk: Considering the Ethical Significance of Assent and Dissent

As a direct support professional (DSP) who works with people with an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD), it may be ...
NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Kelsey Wells

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Kelsey Wells

Congratulations to Kelsey Wells who has been selected as the January 2024 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month. We ...