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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.

Time for Gratitude

Time for Gratitude

The Thanksgiving holiday tends to be a time for reflection, connection, and especially appreciation. It’s no different for all of ...
NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Katie Backus

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Katie Backus

Congratulations to Katie Backus who has been selected as the November 2023 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month. We ...
Virtual Training: Understanding Informed Decision Making for Direct Support Professionals

Virtual Training: Understanding Informed Decision Making for Direct Support Professionals

In embracing a person-centered approach and supporting self-direction, people receiving support need to be empowered to make their own choices ...
Let's Talk: An Enriched Communication Approach in Sensory Loss

Let’s Talk: An Enriched Communication Approach in Sensory Loss

As a critical profession, direct support professionals (DSPs) play a vital role in ensuring the unique and distinct language, communication ...
NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Kelvin Wangari

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Kelvin Wangari

Congratulations to Kelvin Wangari who has been selected as the October 2023 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month. We ...
Let's Talk: Dignity of Risk - How Direct Support Professionals Can Build Risk into Learning

Let’s Talk: Dignity of Risk – How Direct Support Professionals Can Build Risk into Learning

This month’s Let’s Talk webinar will explore how direct support professionals can build risk into learning.  Many professionals in developmental ...
NADSP Welcomes New Team Member, Rachel Jacob

NADSP Welcomes New Team Member, Rachel Jacob

The NADSP team is growing! We are excited to announce our newest staff member, Rachel Jacob. Rachel is our new ...
Join Us In Welcoming Our New Board Members!

Join Us In Welcoming Our New Board Members!

The NADSP Board of Directors and Staff would like to recognize with gratitude our outgoing board members, Josh Smith (Yankee ...
Receive 14 Months of NADSP Membership For The Price of 12 Months

Receive 14 Months of NADSP Membership For The Price of 12 Months

The mission of the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) is to elevate the status of direct support professionals ...
NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Amanda Briskar

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Amanda Briskar

Congratulations to Amanda Briskar who has been selected as the September 2023 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month.We are ...
Recognizing Direct Support Professionals

Recognizing Direct Support Professionals

A Note from NADSP President and CEO, Joseph M. Macbeth First, I’d like to thank our nation’s direct support professionals ...
Documentary Screening and Panel: The Path Forward: Remembering Willowbrook

Documentary Screening and Panel: The Path Forward: Remembering Willowbrook

The Path Forward: Remembering Willowbrook Documentary Screening and Panel In honor and celebration of Disability Pride month, NADSP is proud ...