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.

Nurse applies bandaid to woman after she receives her COVID-19 vaccine

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).

Lynne Seagle, Hingsburger Humanitarian Award 2023 Honoree

Lynne Seagle, Hingsburger Humanitarian Award 2023 Honoree

  The Dave Hingsburger Humanitarian Award Lynne Seagle (2023) The NADSP is proud to recognize Lynne Seagle with the Hingsburger ...
Webinar: The Future of COVID-19 and Vaccines

Webinar: The Future of COVID-19 and Vaccines

On May 11, 2023 the Department of Health and Human Services announced the end of the end of COVID 19 ...
NADSP News: Recognizing the Role of Direct Support Professionals Act (S.1332)  Advances through Committee!

NADSP News: Recognizing the Role of Direct Support Professionals Act (S.1332) Advances through Committee!

I think it was appropriate that on the 33rd anniversary of the signing of the American with Disabilities Act, the ...
Documentary Screening and Panel: The Path Forward: Remembering Willowbrook

Documentary Screening and Panel: The Path Forward: Remembering Willowbrook

The Path Forward: Remembering Willowbrook Documentary Screening and Panel In honor and celebration of Disability Pride month, NADSP is proud ...
Let's Talk: Risky Business - Supporting People to Make Informed Decisions

Let’s Talk: Risky Business – Supporting People to Make Informed Decisions

What do you do when someone you support is making choices about their sexual behaviour that may place them at ...
NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Omobolare Olatunji

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Omobolare Olatunji

Congratulations to Omobolare Olatunji who has been selected as the July 2023 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month.We are ...
Celebrating Pride Month with Proud and Supported Advisory Council Members

Celebrating Pride Month with Proud and Supported Advisory Council Members

In celebration of Pride Month, NADSP asked Proud and Supported Advisory Council members, Matthew Kuriloff and Matt Maclean to share ...
Federal Advocacy Call to Action: Urge HHS to Include DSPs in New Medicaid Access Rule to Assure Better, More Equitable Wages

Federal Advocacy Call to Action: Urge HHS to Include DSPs in New Medicaid Access Rule to Assure Better, More Equitable Wages

Direct Support Professionals!!  PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING ADVOCACY ACTION NO LATER THAN JULY 3, 2023 What is the Advocacy Action? ...
Let's Talk: Developing Partnerships for Family-Managed Supportive Living Arrangements

Let’s Talk: Developing Partnerships for Family-Managed Supportive Living Arrangements

Alternative living situations are the talk of the developmental service world right now. Families are asking for more flexible and ...
NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Jake Stevens

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Jake Stevens

Congratulations to Jake Stevens who has been selected as the June 2023 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month.We are ...
Virtual Training: Providing Person Centered Support and Supervision when working with individuals who have histories of high risk behaviors

Virtual Training: Providing Person Centered Support and Supervision when working with individuals who have histories of high risk behaviors

This training session will focus on the importance of creating and maintaining safe, supportive, and person-centered environments when working with ...
Let's Talk: Misbehaviour: Are You Missing the Point?

Let’s Talk: Misbehaviour: Are You Missing the Point?

This month's International Journal for Direct Support Professionals discusses how all behaviour is communication. In the article, the author reflects on ...