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.

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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NADSP Statement on Vaccine Hesitancy and FAQ

NADSP Statement on Vaccine Hesitancy and FAQ

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, direct support professionals (DSPs) from across the country have played ...
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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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New Report Released About DSP Workforce and COVID-19

New Report Released About DSP Workforce and COVID-19

The Institute on Community Integration’s Research and Training Center on Community Living for Persons with intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at the University ...
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Webinar: Let's Talk with Dave Hingsburger; Getting Out of this Hot Mess Called COVID-19

Webinar: Let’s Talk with Dave Hingsburger; Getting Out of this Hot Mess Called COVID-19

In this webinar, Dave Hingsburger and Yona Lusky, Director of the Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre at CAMH and H-CARDD discuss ...
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Direct Support Workforce and COVID-19 National Report: 6 Month Follow-Up

Direct Support Workforce and COVID-19 National Report: 6 Month Follow-Up

A six-month follow-up Direct Support Workforce and COVID-19 survey was developed and launched in November 2020. A few additional items, ...
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International Journal: This Hot Mess Called COVID-19

International Journal: This Hot Mess Called COVID-19

In this article, I want to focus on what we can each do in the coming months to help our ...
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Webinar: Let's Talk with Dave Hingsburger and John Raffaele: Three Ps in the Pod: The Pandemic, The Professionals and The People

Webinar: Let’s Talk with Dave Hingsburger and John Raffaele: Three Ps in the Pod: The Pandemic, The Professionals and The People

Join Dave Hingsburger and John Raffaele as they discuss the latest article of the International Journal of Direct Support, "Three ...
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International Journal: The Pandemic, The Professionals, And The People

International Journal: The Pandemic, The Professionals, And The People

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are at three times the risk of dying from Covid-19 disease. Many of the ...
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Promoting Integrity and Responsibility Among DSPs

Promoting Integrity and Responsibility Among DSPs

Sarah is a direct support professional who works with several other direct support professionals in a residential setting. Sarah works ...
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Webinar: Your Questions and Our Answers About The COVID-19 Vaccine For Direct Support Professionals

Webinar: Your Questions and Our Answers About The COVID-19 Vaccine For Direct Support Professionals

NADSP Medical Advisor, Rick Rader, MD and Biochemist, Mark Macbeth, PhD share details about  the newly released COVID-19 Vaccines.  In ...
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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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