It arrived, in my inbox, a preview edition of the latest Frontline Initiative, the publication of the National Alliance of Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) . This edition is devoted to the Code of Ethics.

Over the past 2-3 years, events have been life and system changing, for many organizations and states., We have all made the headline news regarding the quality of care and support that people with disabilities receive, whether in large state run facilities or  small community based organizations, no one is immune.

Those headlines were reporting on a decision that someone had made, the decision on how to act, what path to take, what to do or not to do in this given situation.

As a direct support professional how are you making headlines?

As you pursue excellence, in the profession of direct support, here are some action points to consider:

1. Work with  passion; move forward each day with a plan and intended outcome?

2. Make each action intentional;. go with focus and purpose, based on the dreams and desires of the person(s) that you support.

3. Have the RIGHT tools that you need to come to the RIGHT decision?

You have the power to make a difference in people’s lives

Make it a positive difference

For more information about NADSP and The Code of Ethics, log on at, join us, then go out and make some headlines.