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).

2021 DSP Reflections from the Frontline

2021 DSP Reflections from the Frontline

In 2021, the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) announced that it would be conducting a comprehensive campaign across ...
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NADSP COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy PSAs

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) is collaborating with the Institute on Community Integration at the University of ...
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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 ...
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Aaannnd, Action! A Behind-The-Scenes Look At NADSP’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy PSAs

Aaannnd, Action! A Behind-The-Scenes Look At NADSP’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy PSAs

Last month, the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) announced that it would be conducting a comprehensive campaign across ...
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NADSP Takes Part In Nationwide Initiative To Improve Vaccination Rates Among DSPs

NADSP Takes Part In Nationwide Initiative To Improve Vaccination Rates Among DSPs

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) has been selected as one of nine national organizations to receive funding ...
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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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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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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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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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