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.

ACL Announces NADSP as First Round Winner in Workforce Solutions Challenge

ACL Announces NADSP as First Round Winner in Workforce Solutions Challenge

‘Blazing New Trails for Community-Based Direct Support Professionals’ Challenge ACL Announces NADSP as First Round Winner in Workforce Solutions Challenge ...
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Action Alert: Chairman Scott, Rep. Wild, Rep. Lee Introduce The Direct CARE Opportunity Act

Action Alert: Chairman Scott, Rep. Wild, Rep. Lee Introduce The Direct CARE Opportunity Act

The NADSP is pleased to share that earlier this week, Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA), Rep. Susan Wild (PA-07), ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Nick Filarelli

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Nick Filarelli

Congratulations to Nick Filarelli  who has been selected as the NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month for May of ...
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Webinar: Black DSPs Matter: Systemic Racism in US History

Webinar: Black DSPs Matter: Systemic Racism in US History

Last year, the NADSP shared a statement of solidarity to those feeling the pain of systemic racism and marginalization. We ...
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International Journal: The Art of Apology

International Journal: The Art of Apology

Working so closely with others in service to those who are vulnerable to us in so many ways, means that ...
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NADSP Recommendations for the Development of the HCBS Access Act

NADSP Recommendations for the Development of the HCBS Access Act

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals, Inc. (NADSP) Submits Recommendations for the Development of the HCBS Access ActEach year ...
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7 Reasons To Attend Community Inclusion Unplugged

7 Reasons To Attend Community Inclusion Unplugged

Thursday is NADSP’s next Virtual Training, Community inclusion Unplugged. There’s still time to register but we wanted to remind you ...
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New Report Released About DSP Workforce and COVID-19

New Report Released About DSP Workforce and COVID-19

The Institute on Community Integration’s Research and Training Center on Community Living for Persons with intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at the University ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Kimberly Bumgardner Bergman

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Kimberly Bumgardner Bergman

Congratulations to Kimberly Bumgardner Bergman, who has been selected as the NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month for April ...
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Webinar: Let's Talk with Dave Hingsburger; Getting Out of this Hot Mess Called COVID-19

Webinar: Let’s Talk with Dave Hingsburger; Getting Out of this Hot Mess Called COVID-19

In this webinar, Dave Hingsburger and Yona Lusky, Director of the Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre at CAMH and H-CARDD discuss ...
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Direct Support Workforce and COVID-19 National Report: 6 Month Follow-Up

Direct Support Workforce and COVID-19 National Report: 6 Month Follow-Up

A six-month follow-up Direct Support Workforce and COVID-19 survey was developed and launched in November 2020. A few additional items, ...
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International Journal: This Hot Mess Called COVID-19

International Journal: This Hot Mess Called COVID-19

In this article, I want to focus on what we can each do in the coming months to help our ...
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