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).

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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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Dryden Kanyangarara

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Dryden Kanyangarara

Congratulations to Dryden Kanyangarara who has been selected as the NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month for August of 2021 ...
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Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 5: One Step Ahead: Being a Trauma Responsive Supervisor in Crazy Times

Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 5: One Step Ahead: Being a Trauma Responsive Supervisor in Crazy Times

In this final webinar, we shift our focus to frontline supervisors. These have been stressful times for finding and keeping ...
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Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 4: Wings of the Bird: Everyday Brain-Body Practices for Healing, Resilience and Self-Care

Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 4: Wings of the Bird: Everyday Brain-Body Practices for Healing, Resilience and Self-Care

In this session we’ll pull the threads of the previous sessions together. Our emphasis will be practical, researched and brain-based ...
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Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 3: Dangerous Empathy: Burnout, Compassion Fatigue & Empathetic Distress

Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 3: Dangerous Empathy: Burnout, Compassion Fatigue & Empathetic Distress

Burnout and compassion fatigue in helpers are bigger problems today than at maybe any other time in recent history. People ...
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Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 2:  Safe, Connected, and In Control: Trauma Responsive Care, Part Two

Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 2: Safe, Connected, and In Control: Trauma Responsive Care, Part Two

In this session we build on the material from week one. Trauma Responsive Care a research-based approach to trauma. Using ...
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Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 1: Beyond Trauma-Informed: Trauma Responsive Care, Part One

Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 1: Beyond Trauma-Informed: Trauma Responsive Care, Part One

In this session we look at the basics of trauma. We’ll explore how having a disability or multiple life stressors ...
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Webinar: Black DSPs Matter:Part Three - Practical Application

Webinar: Black DSPs Matter:Part Three – Practical Application

Through a multimedia approach, the Black DSPs Matter: Part Three webinar invites participants to: Revisit shared understanding of key terms ...
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2021 Virtual Event: From Promise To Progress

2021 Virtual Event: From Promise To Progress

Schedule Become A SponsorCurrent SponsorsAbout The 2021 Virtual Event From September 12th – 15th, NADSP and the Research and Training ...
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Remembering Dave Hingsburger

Remembering Dave Hingsburger

It is with deep sadness to share with the disability community that our friend and colleague Dave Hingsburger suddenly passed ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Tracy Holsapple

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Tracy Holsapple

Congratulations to Tracy Holsapple who has been selected as the NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month for July of ...
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