Resources

Resource Category Topic Type
AbleThrive - United Spinal Association
This website contains educational information about life skills, parenting, relationships, activities, and travel.
Direct Support Professional (DSP) Employment, Healthcare, Injury, Parenthood, Personal Stories, Relationships, Transportation Community Based Organization, Scholarly & Creative Works
A Parent’s Guide to Evidence-based Practice and Autism: National Autism Center at May Institute
Everywhere they turn, parents of children with autism are bombarded with treatment choices. This manual is designed to support parents as they make…
Direct Support Professional (DSP) Advocacy, Parenthood Scholarly & Creative Works
VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC)
An equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin…
Community Living, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Direct Care, Employment, Healthcare, Transition Certifications, Online Learning
North Dakota Community Staff Training Program
North Dakota has provided staff training through a cooperative effort by the North Dakota Department of Human Services, the North Dakota Center for…
Direct Support Professional (DSP) Direct Care Certifications, Online Learning
ARC Broward DSPATHS Certificate Program
The DSPATHS Certificate Program is designed to create a competency-based and credentialed career path for direct support professionals.
Direct Support Professional (DSP) Direct Care, Employment Certifications, Community Based Organization, Course Materials & Curriculum
Mental Health Aspects of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Professional Development (MHIDD) Series
Course for Direct Support Professionals
Behavioral Health & Wellness, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Direct Care, Healthcare Certifications, Course Materials & Curriculum, Online Learning
Autism Caregiver Training (ACT)
ACT offers certification for caregivers and public service professionals. The Autism Healthcare & Service Provider Training Certification Course…
Direct Support Professional (DSP), Health & Genetics Direct Care Certifications
Center for Assistive Technology and Training (CCATT)
The CCATT center assists individuals, families, and professionals in the selection, acquisition, and use of assistive technology. 
Assistive Technology, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Healthcare Community Based Organization, Online Learning, Supports & Services
Adaptive Tools for Independence: Universal Design
This video, created by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and Craig Hospital, highlights the universal designs and adaptive equipment…
PBS Move to Include: Assistive Technologies
The PBS Move to Include website contains several short informative videos covering assistive technologies and other disability related subjects.
Assistive Technology, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Advocacy, Healthcare, Support Services Audio & Video, Community Based Organization
The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
RESNA is dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people with disabilities through increasing access to technology solutions.
Assistive Technology, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Direct Care, Healthcare, Support Services Community Based Organization
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
NICHD’s mission is to lead research and training to understand human development, improve reproductive health, enhance the lives of children and…
Accessibility, Assistive Technology, Direct Support Professional (DSP), Health & Genetics Direct Care, Healthcare Government Information
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
This NIH website provides educational material about assistive devices for people with hearing, voice, speech, or language disorders.
Accessibility, Assistive Technology, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Direct Care, Healthcare Government Information, Supports & Services
ADA Olmstead Act
This website provides information about Olmstead v. L.C., a ruling that requires states to eliminate unnecessary segregation of persons with…
Community Living, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Advocacy, Individual Rights Government Information
Unpacking Disabilities Blog with Mariah Nichols
This site contains educational material and resources for people with disabilities and others.
Direct Support Professional (DSP) Direct Care, Finances, Healthcare, Individual Rights, Personal Stories Scholarly & Creative Works
NADSP Training: Understanding and Implementing Career Ladders
In this training, "Understanding and Implementing Career Ladders," NADSP staff will share the importance of competency-based career ladders…
Direct Support Professional (DSP) Direct Care, Employment Course Materials & Curriculum, Online Learning
NADSP Onboarding Curriculum
Set a professional tone and realistic expectation for your newest hires
Direct Support Professional (DSP) Direct Care, Employment Course Materials & Curriculum
RTC Media
RTC/CL provides research, evaluation, training, technical assistance and dissemination to support the aspirations of persons with developmental…
Advocacy, COVID-19, Direct Care, DSP Frontline Supervisor, Individual Rights, Person Centered Planning, Personal Stories, Values and Ethics Audio & Video, Community Based Organization
National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP)
The National Alliance For Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) has compiled a number of resources to assist direct support professionals, people…
Direct Support Professional (DSP) Advocacy, Direct Care, DSP Frontline Supervisor, Individual Rights, Values and Ethics Certifications, Community Based Organization, Course Materials & Curriculum, Online Learning, Scholarly & Creative Works
The Institute on Community Integration (ICI) at the University of Minnesota
ICI conducts training, consultation, and evaluation services that enhance the capacity of individuals, agencies, and programs to serve persons with…
Direct Support Professional (DSP) Direct Care, Individual Rights Course Materials & Curriculum, Online Learning