State and National Resources

The Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation (RCWT) are providing the following State and National resources. Some are links to external websites and blogs, others are documents you can download.

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New York State Resources


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Direct Support Professional Dialogues: Living the Code of Ethics

Report to OPWDD by the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals. Six DSP Dialogues were held in 2012 throughout New York State . to introduce the Core Competencies and Code of Ethics to DSPs and obtain to feedback. This report details the results of these sessions.

OPWDD Administrative Memorandum on Workforce Transformation

#2014-03: Service Provider Implementation of the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) Code of Ethics, NYS DSP Core Competencies and NYS DSP Performance Evaluations Start Date (Implementation Begins): July 1, 2014; Effective Date (Full Implementation): March 31, 2017

National Resources


National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP)

NADSP’s mission “to enhance the quality of support provided to people with disabilities through the provision of products, services, and certifications which elevate the status of direct support workers, improve practice standards, promote systems reform and, most importantly, advance the knowledge, skills, and values of direct support workers.”


Dave Hingsburger Blog

Dave Hingsburger has worked in the field of disability for more than 30 years He writes from personal experience about what it’s like to live with a disability.

Vita Community Living Services DSP Newsletters

Vita is a non-profit organization based in Canada that provides services to adults with developmental disabilities and dual diagnosis. They publish a newsletter that is full of information that is of interest to DSPs.

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