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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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NADSP Advocacy Symposium: Amplifying the Direct Support Professional Workforce

About the Event On March 9-10, 2022, the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) will embark on its first-ever ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Anthony Munang

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Anthony Munang

Congratulations to Anthony Munang who has been selected as the first NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month of 2022.We ...
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Webinar: Let's Talk: Inclusion and Housing Instability

Webinar: Let’s Talk: Inclusion and Housing Instability

Join Director of Educational Services, John Raffaele and this month's International Journal for Direct Support Professionals author Chris Jordan Stevens ...
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Frontline Initiative: DSPs Respond to COVID-19

Frontline Initiative: DSPs Respond to COVID-19

Direct support professionals (DSPs) have endured so much since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. We dedicated this issue to ...
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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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Thank You for A Recording Breaking 2021

Thank You for A Recording Breaking 2021

Before the year wraps up, we just wanted to thank our partners and members for a record breaking year here ...
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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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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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A Final Word from Dave Hingsburger; Let’s Read and NOT Talk This Month!

A Final Word from Dave Hingsburger; Let’s Read and NOT Talk This Month!

The year 2021 has been difficult for most of the planet. A continued pandemic, political unrest, racial inequities, natural disasters ...
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Inside The E-Badge Academy At Black Hills Works

The following article is adapted from the NADSP report titled ‘The NADSP E-Badge Academy: Integrating Direct Support Professional Knowledge, Skills ...
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Penn-Mar’s Career Ladder Program Supports DSP Growth!

The following article is adapted from the NADSP report titled ‘The NADSP E-Badge Academy: Integrating Direct Support Professional Knowledge, Skills ...
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Implementing The E-Badge Academy At The Arc Mid-Hudson

The following article is adapted from the NADSP report titled ‘The NADSP E-Badge Academy: Integrating Direct Support Professional Knowledge, Skills ...
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