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 Virtual Event: A Retrospective of Providing Direct Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic

NADSP Virtual Event: A Retrospective of Providing Direct Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Join Jerry Smith from the University of Minnesota's Institute on Community Integration, Self Advocate BJ Stasio and John Raffaele from ...
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Webinar: Progress to Policy: The State of Direct Support Professional Workforce, What’s Next?

Webinar: Progress to Policy: The State of Direct Support Professional Workforce, What’s Next?

Six months ago, NADSP hosted its first policy and hill visit day resulting in virtual meetings with over half of ...
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Webinar:  Recognition, Retention and Returns: How One Organization Empowers Direct Support Professionals

Webinar: Recognition, Retention and Returns: How One Organization Empowers Direct Support Professionals

In this sponsored webinar from Foothold Technology and NADSP, three direct support professionals from The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region and ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Chelsy Widmer

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Chelsy Widmer

Congratulations to Chelsy Widmer who has been selected as the September 2022 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month.We are ...
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2022 NADSP Virtual Event

2022 NADSP Virtual Event

ScheduleSponsorsAbout The 2022 Virtual Event From September 14th – 15th, NADSP and the Research and Training Center on Community Living ...
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Steve Eidelman, The Hingsburger Humanitarian Award 2022 Honoree

Steve Eidelman, The Hingsburger Humanitarian Award 2022 Honoree

  The Hingsburger Humanitarian Award Steve Eidelman (2022) The life and work of Dave Hingsburger is difficult to summarize and ...
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Webinar:  Let's Talk Communication in Group Living: Considerations, Inclusion, and Activities

Webinar: Let’s Talk Communication in Group Living: Considerations, Inclusion, and Activities

Besides family and close friends, direct support professionals (DSPs) can be the most important people in the lives of the ...
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The 2022 John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for Workforce Advocacy and Leadership

The 2022 John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for Workforce Advocacy and Leadership

  2022 John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for Direct Support Workforce Leadership and Advocacy Gary Blumenthal, InVision Human Services 2022 ...
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Free Virtual Training: Proud & Supported

Free 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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News: New York State Partners with NADSP to Provide NADSP Certification to 2400 Direct Support Professionals

News: New York State Partners with NADSP to Provide NADSP Certification to 2400 Direct Support Professionals

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) has entered into a three-year contract with the New York State Office for ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Bianka Gomez

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Bianka Gomez

Congratulations to Bianka Gomez who has been selected as the August 2022 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month.We are ...
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Webinar: No One Asked Me: Bringing The Perspective Of The Direct Support Professional To Person Centered Planning

Webinar: No One Asked Me: Bringing The Perspective Of The Direct Support Professional To Person Centered Planning

Description: Person centered planning is done in partnership with the person receiving supports and services and their chosen circle of ...
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