The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals and the Florida Alliance for Direct Support Professional Chapter. Making a World of Difference in Peoples’ Lives. NADSP Mission.
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Making a World of Difference in Peoples’ Lives
Community and Service Networking
Facilitation of Services
Community Living Skills and Supports-
Education, Training and Self-Development
Vocational, Educational and Career Support
Crisis Prevention and Intervention
Organizational (employer) Participation
Facilitation Relationships and Friendships
Supporting Health and Wellness
Develop Person-Centered Goals and ObjectivesCompetency Areas
To promote the development of a highly competent human services workforce which supports individuals achieving their life goals.
The goal of FADSP includes promoting the interests of the direct support workforce by:
Establish and maintain active FADSP membership and a defined organizational structure
a) Maintain an active Advisory Board and conduct monthly meetings
b) Establish an organizational charter, mission statement and membership structure by October 2007 – DONE!
c) Organize a meeting in conjuction with Florida 2008 ARF’s Annual meeting for FADSP members for learning, reflection and the creation of a strong agenda
d) Hold bi-annual membership meetings
Promote FADSP and increase membership
a) Generate at least 20 members by February 2008
b) Disseminate a bi-annual newsletter
c) Make presentations about workforce issues and FADSP activities at board meetings, advocacy groups and local/regional conferences of organizations such as SEAAMR, USPRA Florida Chapter, FAPSE, ARC Florida, Family CAFÉ and the Interagency Council.
d) Develop and implement a strategic recruitment plan involving regional recruitment
e) Publish information about FADSP
f) Meet with regional employment boards and private industry councils to inform them about the direct support workforce and to seek support for training and education programs
g) Make contacts at agencies that support people with disabilities and enlist their support
h) Enlist the support of self-advocates and families to understand the importance of and the need for promoting the direct support workforce and encourage them to present positive personal experiences