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The NADSP Competency Connection

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) values and respects the great work of the millions of direct support professionals in North America.  One important aspect of the organization is our commitment to contributing to the knowledge, skills and...

It’s demanding work. DSPs deserve credit.

The expectations made of Direct Support Professionals can be overwhelming. There are diverse job responsibilities that require a wide range of various skill sets. On any given day a DSP could be administering medication, assisting someone in maintaining...

A Time of Thanks

The Thanksgiving holiday tends to be a time for reflection, connection, and especially appreciation. It’s no different for all of us here at The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP), and we certainly have a lot in our world that makes us...

Here’s an update on that petition, by the numbers.

It was less than two weeks ago. NADSP launched a brand new campaign, and it definitely did launch. The response has been staggering, and the numbers speak for themselves. The campaign is to confront a significant problem - Direct Support Professionals are...

It’s Time to Raise the Bar by Joe Macbeth

Last week, most of the NADSP staff and several of our board members joined dozens of other advocates in St. Louis for a full-day summit with small and large group discussions about the systemic and pervasive direct support workforce challenges that have perplexed the...