Resources

Resource Category Topic Type
DSP Certifications - National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD)
NADD developed the NADD Competency-Based IDD/MI Dual Diagnosis Direct Support Professional Certification Program to certify the competency of DSPs…
Behavioral Health & Wellness, Community Living, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Direct Care Certifications
Obsessive-compulsive Disorder - A NAMI Resource
A NAMI resource about Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
Behavioral Health & Wellness, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Healthcare, Support Services Community Based Organization, Scholarly & Creative Works, Supports & Services
Depression - A NAMI Resource
A NAMI resource about Depression
Behavioral Health & Wellness, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Healthcare, Support Services Audio & Video, Community Based Organization, Scholarly & Creative Works, Supports & Services
Borderline Personality Disorder - A NAMI Resource
A NAMI resource about Borderline Personality Disorder
Behavioral Health & Wellness, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Healthcare, Support Services Community Based Organization, Scholarly & Creative Works, Supports & Services
Bipolar Disorder - A NAMI Resource
A NAMI resource about Bipolar Disorder
Behavioral Health & Wellness, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Healthcare, Support Services Audio & Video, Community Based Organization, Scholarly & Creative Works, Supports & Services
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - A NAMI Resource
A NAMI resource about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Behavioral Health & Wellness, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Healthcare, Support Services Community Based Organization, Scholarly & Creative Works, Supports & Services
Anxiety Disorders - A NAMI Resource
A NAMI resource about Anxiety Disorders
Behavioral Health & Wellness, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Healthcare, Support Services Community Based Organization, Scholarly & Creative Works, Supports & Services
Schizophrenia - A NAMI Resource
A NAMI resource about Schizophrenia
Behavioral Health & Wellness, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Healthcare, Support Services Community Based Organization, Scholarly & Creative Works, Supports & Services
The Evolution of Disability Rights Litigation (and some stories) - Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
The Evolution of Disability Rights Litigation (and some stories) is a series of educational videos discussing milestones in disability rights in the…
Community Living, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Advocacy, Individual Rights, Personal Stories Audio & Video
Institutions to Independence - Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
This documentary tells the story of services in Minnesota from the 1860s into the 21st Century through the telling of stories of people with…
Community Living, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Advocacy, Healthcare, Individual Rights Audio & Video, Community Based Organization
Independence To Inclusion
"Independence to Inclusion," is a documentary film produced in 2014 by the MN Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities. While…
Community Living, Direct Support Professional (DSP), Inclusive Education Advocacy, Employment, Individual Rights Audio & Video
A History of Human Services, Universal Lessons, and Future Implications - Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
This website contains a complete video recording of a two day lecture "A History of Human Services, Universal Lessons, and Future Implications…
Community Living, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Advocacy, Direct Care, Individual Rights Community Based Organization, Online Learning
Partners in Policymaking Online Courses
The free, on-demand Partners in Policymaking Online Curriculum consists of five courses that can be complete by anyone seeking to understand key…
Community Living, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Advocacy, Direct Care, Employment, Individual Rights Community Based Organization, Online Learning
Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (MHDD) National Training Center
MHDD offers online training modules for DSPs, families, and individuals. Topics include: Autism 101: Definitions & Model Autism 102:…
Behavioral Health & Wellness, Direct Support Professional (DSP), Health & Genetics Advocacy, Direct Care, Guardianship and Supported Decision Making, Healthcare, Individual Rights Community Based Organization, Online Learning, Scholarly & Creative Works
Mental Health America (MHA)
MHA is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness. Their website contains educational material…
Behavioral Health & Wellness, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Healthcare, Support Services Community Based Organization, Scholarly & Creative Works, Supports & Services
May Institute Training
May Institute is an active center of research and training, maintaining affiliations with more than 50 universities, hospitals, and human service…
Behavioral Health & Wellness, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Healthcare Audio & Video, Community Based Organization, Course Materials & Curriculum, Online Learning
Human Services Credentialing Program - Providers' Council
The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc. (the Providers’ Council) is a statewide association of health and human service agencies.…
Community Living, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Direct Care Certifications, Course Materials & Curriculum, Online Learning
Making the Most of Lived Experience - National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS)
This paper offers tips that professionals and people with brain injury can use to make the most of the lived experience of brain injury when…
Community Living, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Advocacy, Employment, Language, Support Services Government Information, Scholarly & Creative Works, Supports & Services
Understanding and Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities - Living Innovations
Valued Social Roles versus activities based support. How to help people with disabilities be seen as competent, valued community members.
Community Living, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Advocacy, Direct Care Audio & Video
Khan Academy - Introduction to Mental Disorders
Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. This section contains a series of short…
Behavioral Health & Wellness, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Healthcare Audio & Video, Online Learning