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: 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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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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Webinar: Black DSPs Matter: Systemic Racism in US History

Webinar: Black DSPs Matter: Systemic Racism in US History

Last year, the NADSP shared a statement of solidarity to those feeling the pain of systemic racism and marginalization. We ...
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International Journal: To Show Up And Step Up - A Reflection

International Journal: To Show Up And Step Up – A Reflection

“How many of you have ever faced racism at work?” I had been sitting in a workshop on Abuse Prevention ...
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'Black DSPs Matter' Part 4: How do we convey what’s going on with people supported?

‘Black DSPs Matter’ Part 4: How do we convey what’s going on with people supported?

In June, Ryene Fenner, a direct support professional, sent a letter to the management team at the agency she works ...
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'Black DSPs Matter' Part 3: What do we need to hear as a field?

‘Black DSPs Matter’ Part 3: What do we need to hear as a field?

In June, Ryene Fenner, a direct support professional, sent a letter to the management team at the agency she works ...
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'Black DSPs Matter' Part 5: What do we need to do to change the narrative?

‘Black DSPs Matter’ Part 5: What do we need to do to change the narrative?

In June, Ryene Fenner, a direct support professional, sent a letter to the management team at the agency she works ...
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'Black DSPs Matter' Part 2: Is your company committed to changes and supporting you?

‘Black DSPs Matter’ Part 2: Is your company committed to changes and supporting you?

In June, Ryene Fenner, a direct support professional, sent a letter to the management team at the agency she works ...
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'Black DSPs Matter' Part 1: What prompted you to speak up?

‘Black DSPs Matter’ Part 1: What prompted you to speak up?

In June, Ryene Fenner, a direct support professional, sent a letter to the management team at the agency she works ...
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A Statement of Solidarity from the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP)

A Statement of Solidarity from the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP)

The NADSP Code of Ethics states the following in its preamble; "The prejudices of society form powerful barriers, yet too often, ...
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