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).

Webinar: Let's Talk with Dave Hingsburger and John Raffaele: I am Not Your Inspiration

Webinar: Let’s Talk with Dave Hingsburger and John Raffaele: I am Not Your Inspiration

Dave Hingsburger and John Raffaele will have a conversation about the important message from the late, great Stella Young. Stella, ...
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Frontline Initiative: DSPs Respond To Crisis

Frontline Initiative: DSPs Respond To Crisis

Direct support professionals (DSPs) have been through a lot this past year. Through a global pandemic, natural disasters, social unrest, ...
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International Journal: One Candle: Finding Hope in the Darkness of a Pandemic

International Journal: One Candle: Finding Hope in the Darkness of a Pandemic

We have lost a lot but, in place of those losses, we have also gained, and I think we have ...
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Webinar: Black DSPs Matter Part Two: Demographics of the Workforce and the Implications of COVID-19

Webinar: Black DSPs Matter Part Two: Demographics of the Workforce and the Implications of COVID-19

After exploring the history and understanding of systemic racism in  Part One of the Black DSPs Matter Series, our next ...
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International Journal: The Art and Science of Verbal De-escalation

International Journal: The Art and Science of Verbal De-escalation

Conflict is inevitable in life, as we all have our own perspectives shaped by personal experience, what we have been ...
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Virtual Training: Informed Decision Making

Virtual Training: Informed Decision Making

In embracing a person-centered approach and supporting self-direction, people receiving supports need to be empowered to make their own choices ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Andrea Miller

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Andrea Miller

Congratulations to Andrea Miller who has been selected as the NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month for June of ...
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Webinar: Let's Talk with Dave: The Art of the Apology

Webinar: Let’s Talk with Dave: The Art of the Apology

We are living in stressful times. We may end up doing or saying things we regret. This webinar will discuss ...
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Webinar: What Does Success Look Like in the NADSP E-Badge Academy?

Webinar: What Does Success Look Like in the NADSP E-Badge Academy?

In 2019, NADSP launched a new digital certification platform, the E-Badge Academy. Since its launch, you may have heard us ...
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ACL Announces NADSP as First Round Winner in Workforce Solutions Challenge

ACL Announces NADSP as First Round Winner in Workforce Solutions Challenge

‘Blazing New Trails for Community-Based Direct Support Professionals’ Challenge ACL Announces NADSP as First Round Winner in Workforce Solutions Challenge ...
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Action Alert: Chairman Scott, Rep. Wild, Rep. Lee Introduce The Direct CARE Opportunity Act

Action Alert: Chairman Scott, Rep. Wild, Rep. Lee Introduce The Direct CARE Opportunity Act

The NADSP is pleased to share that earlier this week, Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA), Rep. Susan Wild (PA-07), ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Nick Filarelli

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Nick Filarelli

Congratulations to Nick Filarelli  who has been selected as the NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month for May of ...
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