ANCOR is a supporting member of the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP). NADSP envisions a world where people with intellectual and other disabilities live community-based lives of their choosing supported by a highly qualified direct support workforce with the knowledge, skills and values needed to support them in achieving their life goals.
If you decide to pursue a career as a DSP, the resources offered by NADSP will be invaluable to you. But even before you set out on that career path, two of NADSP's resources will be especially of value. The NADSP Code of Ethics sheds light on some of the standards you will champion as you support individuals and emerge as a leader in your community, while the DSP Competency Areas offer a roadmap for achieving our shared vision: fully inclusive lives for people of all abilities.
Access either of the resources below, and visit NADSP's website for more great insights.