What are the Core Competencies?

The Core Competencies are values-based skills and capabilities that are the foundation  for providing person-centered supports for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The Core Competencies apply to all DSPs across state-operated and voluntary programs, and accompany the NADSP Code of Ethics. They feature seven goal areas, each defined by specific skills that should be implemented and demonstrated by DSPs. For more detailed information, please view the Core Competencies page. Information on how to implement the Core Competencies can be found in the Resource Library.

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