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Ethics & Direct Support Professionals: Let's Talk about NADSP's Code of Ethics

  • Dates: 11 – 11 Jun, 2014

June 11, 2014
3:00pm Eastern

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Ethics. We hear this word quite a bit in our day–to-day activities; on the news, in the paper and on television and many other ways. In the world of supporting people with disabilities we also hear about ethics.  What truly does it mean to be ethical? What are ethics?

In July of 2012, the State of New York’s Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) adopted the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals’ (NADSP) Code of Ethics. That code was established in 2001 as the only nationally validated codified values system for the profession of direct support.  In 2013, NY State established The Justice Center for Vulnerable People and used the NADSP Code as a guide for their statewide mandated Justice Center Code of Conduct.  Service provider organizations from across the country are now becoming more interested in using the NADSP Code of Ethics to improve service delivery and quality at the point of interaction. 

Please join NADSP in understanding more deeply the Code of Ethics and how it applies to your day-to-day work – regardless of your title. This webinar will explore, in depth the following;

1. What is the NADSP Code of Ethics
2. The importance of using the code in direct support practice
3. How to use the code as a roadmap for decision-making when supporting people
4. Stories from Robert Curriden and Corrinne LaFleur, two Direct Support Professionals  about how they used the Code of Ethics on the job
5. A brief question/answer period for participants.

This webinar is appropriate for DSPs, Front Line Supervisors, Staff Development & Educators and Administrators.

Joseph M. Macbeth, Executive Director, National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals
John Raffaele, Consultant & Ethics Facilitator, National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals
Robert Curriden, Direct Support Professional
Corrinne LaFleur, Direct Support Professional