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.
- Can families directly hire a DSP or do they have to go through an agency?
- Does the NADSP Code of Ethics replace the Justice Center Code of Conduct?
- How do I sign-up for an upcoming training session?
- How will the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities conduct an audit in a non-certified setting?
- If the job title Direct Support Professional is not used at an agency, does the Administrative Memorandum (ADM) still apply?
- Is a Respite Worker considered a Direct Support Professional (DSP)?
- What are the Code of Ethics?
- What are the Core Competencies?
- What are the RCWT regions?
- What are the Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation (RCWT)? What do they do?
- What is a Direct Support Professional?
- What is the Code of Ethics?
- What is Workforce Transformation?
- What kind of support do Regional Leads offer?
- What or who is a Regional Lead?
- Where are the RCWT located?
- Where can I find a list of upcoming training sessions?
- Why should I go to a regional meeting?