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: 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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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Alaba Owolabi

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Alaba Owolabi

Congratulations to Alaba Owolabi, who has been selected as the NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month for November of ...
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Show DSPs that they are essential

Show DSPs that they are essential

Show DSPs that they are essential. While it’s no secret that the work of direct support professionals (DSPs) is critically ...
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International Journal: Navigating Virtual Services

International Journal: Navigating Virtual Services

Recent reports have confirmed that individuals with IDD experience greater feelings of isolation and loneliness. COVID-19 has amplified these feelings ...
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International Journal: The Importance of Self-Talk

International Journal: The Importance of Self-Talk

Negative self-statements such as, “It’s too hard, I can’t do it,” “I’m not smart enough,” and “There’s no point,” are ...
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New NADSP Onboarding Curriculum Sets DSPs Up For Success

New NADSP Onboarding Curriculum Sets DSPs Up For Success

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) has created a unique curriculum and video series that can help human ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Brookley Garman

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Brookley Garman

Congratulations to Brookley Garman, who has been selected as the NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month for September of 2020 ...
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