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).

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 GLOW: Ethical Decision-Making During Crisis

The Arc GLOW: Ethical Decision-Making During Crisis

Submitted By: Jeff Kantrowski, The Arc GLOW When locations are struggling to provide supports to specific individuals The Arc GLOW ...
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A DSP Apprenticeship Program At The Arc Lexington

A DSP Apprenticeship Program At The Arc Lexington

Submitted By: Terry Swierzowski, The Arc Lexington The Arc of Lexington implemented a two-year program that combines job-related instruction courses ...
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Tierra del Sol Foundation's 'Learning and Workforce Development' Initiative

Tierra del Sol Foundation’s ‘Learning and Workforce Development’ Initiative

Submitted By: Karina Tovar With good intent, funding agencies, such as HCBS and/or State Departments, sometimes create long-term challenges through ...
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Hope House Foundation's Recognitions of Hope

Hope House Foundation’s Recognitions of Hope

Submitted By: Christina Slater, Human Resources Director, Hope House Foundation, cslater@hope-house.org Hope House Foundation has increased focus on employee engagement to ...
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Wage Increases At Children’s Aid and Family Services

Wage Increases At Children’s Aid and Family Services

Submitted By: Stephanie Hios, Children’s Aid and Family Services In 2020, Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey put forth a ...
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The Hingsburger Humanitarian Award

The Hingsburger Humanitarian Award

The Hingsburger Humanitarian Award Joe Jobes (2021) The life and work of Dave Hingsburger is difficult to summarize. His contributions ...
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NADSP Statement on Vaccine Hesitancy and FAQ

Please note this post has been updated with additional information and resources as of December 2, 2021.  Since the onset ...
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Webinar: Remembering Dave

Webinar: Remembering Dave

The world lost a beautiful person on July 18, 2021. Our friend, colleague, teacher, advocate author, lecturer and monthly host ...
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The 2021 John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for Workforce Advocacy and Leadership

The 2021 John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for Workforce Advocacy and Leadership

The John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for Workforce Advocacy and Leadership Jerry Smith (2021) In 1996, the National Alliance for ...
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