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.

Webinar: Let's Talk with Dave Hingsburger and John Raffaele: The Code of Ethics: Part Two

Webinar: Let’s Talk with Dave Hingsburger and John Raffaele: The Code of Ethics: Part Two

This video is the final section of a two part deep dive into the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals' ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Giselda Bracco

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Giselda Bracco

Congratulations to Giselda Bracco, who has been selected as the NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month for February of ...
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International Journal: A Deep Dive Into The NADSP Code Of Ethics

International Journal: A Deep Dive Into The NADSP Code Of Ethics

We all have values and ideas/notions about the way things should be. We may work for provider agencies and/or people ...
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Promoting Integrity and Responsibility Among DSPs

Promoting Integrity and Responsibility Among DSPs

Sarah is a direct support professional who works with several other direct support professionals in a residential setting. Sarah works ...
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Virtual Training: Creating a Culture of Competency

Virtual Training: Creating a Culture of Competency

In this 3-hour virtual training, NADSP staff will present an interactive and engaging workshop on building a culture of direct ...
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Webinar: Your Questions and Our Answers About The COVID-19 Vaccine For Direct Support Professionals

Webinar: Your Questions and Our Answers About The COVID-19 Vaccine For Direct Support Professionals

NADSP Medical Advisor, Rick Rader, MD and Biochemist, Mark Macbeth, PhD share details about  the newly released COVID-19 Vaccines.  In ...
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Webinar: The Facts About Covid-19 Vaccines for Direct Support Professionals

Webinar: The Facts About Covid-19 Vaccines for Direct Support Professionals

Direct support professionals have been on the frontlines of supporting people with disabilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The COVID-19 vaccines ...
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International Journal: Ethics For Direct Support Professionals

International Journal: Ethics For Direct Support Professionals

Direct Support Professionals constantly act in situations and circumstances that warrant a guidebook. So many times, there are situations that ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Jacqueline Cerna

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Jacqueline Cerna

Congratulations to Jacqueline Cerna, who has been selected as the NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month for December of ...
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A Time for Thanks and Much More

A Time for Thanks and Much More

We hope everyone can have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving. Most especially to all the direct support professionals who have ...
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COVID-19 vaccine

Call to Action – COVID-19 Priority Vaccine Distribution

After an arduous nine months of the COVID-19 pandemic, recent weeks have delivered us welcome news of two vaccines that ...
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NADSP Signs Joint Statement with AADMD on COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation

NADSP Signs Joint Statement with AADMD on COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation

According to an article from the New York Times, “People with intellectual disabilities and developmental disorders are three times more ...
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