Resources

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The National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) Resources
NCAPPS is an initiative from the Administration for Community Living and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that helps States, Tribes,…
Community Living, Direct Support Professional (DSP), Health & Genetics Healthcare, Person Centered Planning Community Based Organization, Scholarly & Creative Works
Protected Tomorrows
Protected Tomorrows offers classes, webinars and online training for families with a special needs family member.
Community Living, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Direct Care, Employment, Guardianship and Supported Decision Making, Healthcare, Housing, Individual Rights, Person Centered Planning, Support Services Community Based Organization, Scholarly & Creative Works, Supports & Services
Safe at Home - Prevention 1st
Prevention 1st is dedicated to preventing injury by educating and/or hazard proofing the environments of those most at risk. Their Safe at Home…
Community Living, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Emergency Preparedness, Housing Community Based Organization, Online Learning, Scholarly & Creative Works
What Is Prader-Willi Syndrome? - Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) Association
This website contains educational material about PWS primarily for families.
Direct Support Professional (DSP), Health & Genetics Healthcare Community Based Organization, Scholarly & Creative Works
National Direct Care Workforce Resource Center - PHI International
This site allows you to peruse through the latest research, analysis, and information from the field on the direct care workforce—the largest-growing…
Direct Support Professional (DSP), Health & Genetics Advocacy, COVID-19, Direct Care, Finances, Healthcare Community Based Organization, Data Briefs & Reports, Online Learning, Scholarly & Creative Works
The Direct Care Worker Story Project - PHI International
PHI's growing collection of direct care worker stories captures the profound experiences of this workforce—and workers’ essential relationships…
Community Living, Direct Support Professional (DSP), Health & Genetics Advocacy, Direct Care, Healthcare, Personal Stories Community Based Organization, Scholarly & Creative Works
PBS Move to Include: Careers
The PBS Move to Include website offers informative videos about employment and careers for people with disabilities.
Community Living, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Advocacy, Employment, Healthcare, Personal Stories Audio & Video, Community Based Organization
PBS Move to Include: Disabilities and Inclusion
The PBS Move to Include website offers informative videos covering a variety of subjects about disabilities.
Community Living, Direct Support Professional (DSP), Inclusive Education Advocacy, Healthcare, Individual Rights, Personal Stories, Support Services Audio & Video, Community Based Organization
PACER's National Parent Center on Transition and Employment
The PACER Center provides assistance to individual families, workshops, materials for parents and professionals, and leadership in securing a free…
Direct Support Professional (DSP), Inclusive Education Advocacy, Employment, Individual Rights, Personal Stories, Transition Community Based Organization, Supports & Services
Overcoming Ableism: What You Don't Know As An Able Bodied Person | Naty Rico | TEDxUCIrvine
In this video Naty Rico discusses ableism and shares her story of struggles at UCIrvine and the hopes she has for the future.
Community Living, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Advocacy, Language, Personal Stories Audio & Video
Ohio Alliance of Direct Support Professionals (OADSP) TV+
OADSP TV is a video library covering topics of interest to DSPs and Frontline Supervisors
Direct Support Professional (DSP) Advocacy, Direct Care, DSP Frontline Supervisor Audio & Video, Online Learning
Ohio Alliance of Direct Support Professionals (OADSP) DSPaths Credentialing Program
OADSP is dedicated to equipping DSPs and Frontline Supervisors – and individuals with the potential to excel in those roles – with the knowledge,…
Community Living, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Direct Care, Individual Rights Certifications, Course Materials & Curriculum, Online Learning
Resource Library - NY State Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation (RCWT)
RCWT provides a substantial resource library to assist DSPs with developing the professional skills, ethics, and competencies needed to move forward…
Community Living, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Advocacy, Direct Care, DSP Frontline Supervisor, Employment, Individual Rights, Values and Ethics Certifications, Community Based Organization, Online Learning, Scholarly & Creative Works
Dream Big: Tools for Supporting Individual Choice & a Robust Community-Based Life - Living Well NH Quality Frameworks
This training focuses on the DSP’s role in supporting choice for persons with disabilities in five life domains: Employment, Health Care, Life-Long…
Community Living, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Advocacy, Direct Care, Employment, Healthcare, Individual Rights, New Hampshire, Values and Ethics Audio & Video, Community Based Organization, Online Learning
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Digital Shareables
Use these free mental health education and outreach materials in your community and on social media to spread the word about topics like eating…
Behavioral Health & Wellness, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Advocacy, Emergency Preparedness, Healthcare, Personal Stories, Positive Behavior Intervention, Support Services Government Information, Scholarly & Creative Works, Supports & Services
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) Online Learning
NHPCO’s online learning covers a variety of topics including the latest in clinical, regulatory and palliative care.
Direct Support Professional (DSP), Health & Genetics Direct Care, Healthcare Certifications, Community Based Organization, Online Learning, Supports & Services
Training & Certification - National Fire Protection Association
NFPA provides training and certification on fire safety and other topics
Community Living, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Emergency Preparedness Certifications, Community Based Organization, Online Learning
The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)
The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) is the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome.
Community Living, Direct Support Professional (DSP), Health & Genetics Advocacy, Healthcare, Individual Rights, Personal Stories, Support Services Community Based Organization, Online Learning
Turning Rights Into Reality: How Guardianship and Alternatives Impact the Autonomy of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - National Council on Disability (NCD)
The report examines how people with ID/DD are treated differently than other adults who are the subjects of guardianship proceedings, including in…
Community Living, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Advocacy, Guardianship and Supported Decision Making, Individual Rights Government Information, Scholarly & Creative Works
Key Elements to Ensure the DSP Workforce Has the Competency to Protect Health and Welfare in the Context of a Person-Centered Approach - NCAPPS
"Key Elements to Ensure the DSP Workforce Has the Competency to Protect Health and Welfare in the Context of a Person-Centered Approach is an…
Community Living, Direct Support Professional (DSP), Health & Genetics Advocacy, Direct Care, Healthcare, Person Centered Planning Government Information, Scholarly & Creative Works, Supports & Services