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).

The Veil Has Been Lifted

The Veil Has Been Lifted

Despite federal law and court decisions over the past 30 years, the ongoing battle fought by people with disabilities seeking to fulfill their human and ...
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International Journal: HELP During COVID-19

International Journal: HELP During COVID-19

Almost six months since we began talking about COVID-19, and over three months since we radically changed how we live ...
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Direct Support Workforce and COVID-19 National Report: Initial Report

Direct Support Workforce and COVID-19 National Report: Initial Report

As we learned from friends and colleagues across the country of the mounting challenges in providing supports safely to individuals ...
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International Journal: A Time Called For Physical Distancing

International Journal: A Time Called For Physical Distancing

It is even more important now, to be united as a community of direct support professionals and to imagine together ...
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DSP On-Boarding Toolkit During COVID-19

DSP On-Boarding Toolkit During COVID-19

Resources to help provider organizations support new hires The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals recognizes that the direct support ...
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Self-Care Toolkit For DSPs During COVID-19

Self-Care Toolkit For DSPs During COVID-19

Resources to help DSPs take care of themselves during the crisis With the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, there is a ...
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