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).

Let's Talk: Trauma-Informed DSP Practice

Let’s Talk: Trauma-Informed DSP Practice

Watch The Webinar Recording Thank you for your interest in this NADSP webinar. One of the NADSP Member benefits is ...
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Let's Talk: Supports & Sexually Concerning Behaviours

Let’s Talk: Supports & Sexually Concerning Behaviours

Watch The Webinar Recording Thank you for your interest in this NADSP webinar. One of the NADSP Member benefits is ...
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Black DSPs Matter Part One: Historical Overview

Black DSPs Matter Part One: Historical Overview

In 2020, the NADSP shared a statement of solidarity to those feeling the pain of systemic racism and marginalization. We ...
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Black DSPs Matter Part Two: Demographics & Projections

Black DSPs Matter Part Two: Demographics & Projections

​In 2020, the NADSP shared a statement of solidarity to those feeling the pain of systemic racism and marginalization. We ...
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Black DSPs Matter Part Three: Practical Solutions

Black DSPs Matter Part Three: Practical Solutions

In 2020, the NADSP shared a statement of solidarity to those feeling the pain of systemic racism and marginalization. We ...
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Are We Ready To Be The Change We Want To Be?

Are We Ready To Be The Change We Want To Be?

Dr. Monica McCall, President & CEO, Creative Options, Inc. Direct Support Professionals, you have the power of transformation that can ...
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Advocacy in Storytelling: Storytelling With Comics!

Advocacy in Storytelling: Storytelling With Comics!

Watch The Webinar Recording Thank you for your interest in this NADSP webinar. One of the NADSP Member benefits is ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Kathy Axline, DSP-III

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Kathy Axline, DSP-III

Congratulations to Kathy Axline who has been selected as the NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month for October of ...
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Join Us In Welcoming Our New Board Members!

Join Us In Welcoming Our New Board Members!

The NADSP Board of Directors and Staff would like to recognize with gratitude our outgoing board members, Gabrielle Sedor, ANCOR ...
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2021 Direct Support Professional Recognition Week Reflections

2021 Direct Support Professional Recognition Week Reflections

As we conclude another year of National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, I would like to extend our thanks and ...
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Direct Support Workforce and COVID-19 National Report: 12 Month Follow-Up

Direct Support Workforce and COVID-19 National Report: 12 Month Follow-Up

ICI’s Research and Training Center on Community Living for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (RTC-CL), in partnership with the ...
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The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming: Ethical Decision-Making During Crisis

The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming: Ethical Decision-Making During Crisis

Submitted By: Jeff Kantrowski, The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming When locations are struggling to provide supports to specific individuals The Arc ...
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