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).

DSP Competencies: Communication and Empowerment

DSP Competencies: Communication and Empowerment

When I think about the NADSP Competency of Communication, I often think about conversations I used to have with a ...
Moving From Crisis To Stabilization

Moving From Crisis To Stabilization

As the long-term care service system grows and evolves, policy makers and systems stakeholders must determine what strategic investments will ...
The NADSP Competency Connection

The NADSP Competency Connection

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) values and respects the great work of the millions of direct support ...
Yes, organizations can now give credit for competency.

Yes, organizations can now give credit for competency.

By now you may have heard about The NADSP E-Badge Academy. In case you haven’t, organizations will have a formal ...
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It’s demanding work. DSPs deserve credit.

The expectations made of Direct Support Professionals can be overwhelming. There are diverse job responsibilities that require a wide range ...
2018 Staff Stability Survey Report

2018 Staff Stability Survey Report

The annual Staff Stability Survey offers robust data and research to offer insight about the direct support professional (DSP) workforce ...
2017 Staff Stability Survey Report

2017 Staff Stability Survey Report

The annual Staff Stability Survey offers robust data and research to offer insight about the direct support professional (DSP) workforce ...
Frontline Initiative: The Changing Roles of the DSP

Frontline Initiative: The Changing Roles of the DSP

A newsletter issue recognizing the changing role of the Direct Support Professional (DSP). This issue highlights public policies that can ...
A Time of Thanks

A Time of Thanks

The Thanksgiving holiday tends to be a time for reflection, connection, and especially appreciation. It’s no different for all of ...
Here's an update on that petition, by the numbers.

Here’s an update on that petition, by the numbers.

It was less than two weeks ago. NADSP launched a brand new campaign, and it definitely did launch. The response ...
Direct Support Professionals Don't Have One. They Work Anonymously.

Direct Support Professionals Don’t Have One. They Work Anonymously.

The code for a Certified Nursing Assistant is 31-1014. The code for a Home Health Aide is 31-1121. The code ...
Establish a Direct Support Professional Standard Occupational Classification

Establish a Direct Support Professional Standard Occupational Classification

The statistics are extremely troubling for Direct Support Professionals. Turnover rates average around 45%. Vacancy rates are at roughly 9% ...