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).

International Journal: To Show Up And Step Up - A Reflection

International Journal: To Show Up And Step Up – A Reflection

“How many of you have ever faced racism at work?” I had been sitting in a workshop on Abuse Prevention ...
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International Journal: HELP During COVID-19

International Journal: HELP During COVID-19

Almost six months since we began talking about COVID-19, and over three months since we radically changed how we live ...
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International Journal: A Time Called For Physical Distancing

International Journal: A Time Called For Physical Distancing

It is even more important now, to be united as a community of direct support professionals and to imagine together ...
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International Journal: Human Trafficking And People With IDD

International Journal: Human Trafficking And People With IDD

Human trafficking has become a common topic for political and humanitarian discussion in recent years. Globally, according to A21, an ...
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International Journal: Humble Pie

International Journal: Humble Pie

When I look at the work we do in this field, and when I look at the personalities that I ...
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International Journal: Stepping Into The Role Of A DSP

International Journal: Stepping Into The Role Of A DSP

As a DSP, we experience a diverse and intense series of emotions – both our own and those that the ...
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International Journal: Celebrating Our 100th Issue

International Journal: Celebrating Our 100th Issue

The Journal began as a result of a conversation between Dave and Channel, the assistant director of clinical services at ...
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International Journal: Bullying and Social Violence

International Journal: Bullying and Social Violence

People with Intellectual Disabilities can continue to experience bullying simply for being who they are. It can happen through peers, ...
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