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By earning Researcher, you will demonstrate the following:

12B. Seeks feedback from many sources and uses to improve work performance and skills.

This badge is part of the Education, Training and Self-Development CMS Core Competency. It also aligns with the NADSP Competency Area of Education, Training and Self-Development.

By earning Communication Modes, you will demonstrate the following:

1A. Uses positive and respectful verbal, non-verbal and written communication a way that can be understood by the individual, and actively listens and responds to him or her in a respectful, caring manner.

This badge is part of the Communication CMS Core Competency. It also aligns with the NADSP Competency Area of Communication.

By earning Advocate With, you will demonstrate the following:

7A. Helps the individual set goals, make informed choices, and follow-through on responsibilities.

This badge is part of the Empowerment and Advocacy CMS Core Competency. It also aligns with the NADSP Competency Area of Advocacy.

By earning Community Networking, you will demonstrate the following:

10A. Encourages and assists individuals in connecting with others and developing social and valued social and/or work roles based on his or her choices.

This badge is part of the Community Inclusion and Networking CMS Core Competency. It also aligns with the NADSP Competency of Community and Service Networking.

By earning Completing Documentation, you will demonstrate the following:

2G. Completes and submits documentation of services on time.

This badge is part of the Person Centered Practices CMS Core Competency. It also aligns with the NADSP Competency Area of Documentation.

By earning Crisis Intervention, you will demonstrate the following:

4C. Uses appropriate and approved intervention approaches to resolve a crisis.

This badge is part of the Crisis Intervention and Prevention CMS Core Competency. It also aligns with the NADSP Competency Area of Crisis Prevention and Intervention.

By earning Friendships, you will demonstrate the following:

10B. Supports the individual to connect with friends and to live and be included in the community of his or her choice.

This badge is part of the Community Inclusion and Networking CMS Core Competency. It also aligns with the NADSP Competency of Building and Maintaining Friendships and Relationships.

By earning Household Management, you will demonstrate the following:

9B. Teaches and assists the individual with household tasks such as laundry and cleaning.

This badge is part of the Community Living Skills and Supports CMS Core Competency. It also aligns with the NADSP Competency Area of Community Living Skills and Supports.

By earning the Participant Directed badge, you will demonstrate the following:

2E. Works in partnership with the individual to track progress toward goals and adjust services as needed and desired by individual.

This badge is part of the Person-Centered Practices CMS Core Competency. It also aligns with the NADSP Competency Area of Participant Empowerment.

By earning Plan Implementation, you will demonstrate the following:

2C. Provides supports and services that help the individual achieve his or her goals.

This badge is part of the Person-Centered Practices CMS Core Competency. It also aligns with the NADSP Competency of Facilitation of Services.

By earning Supporting Wellbeing, you will demonstrate the following:

8A. Supports the spiritual, emotional, and social well-being of the individual.

This badge is part of the Health and Wellness CMS Core Competency.  It also aligns with the NADSP Competency of Community Living Skills and Supports.

By earning Individual Activities, you will demonstrate the following:

2A. Helps design services or support plans based on the choices and goals of the individual supported, and involves the individual in the process.

This badge is part of the Person-Centered Practices CMS Core Competency. It also aligns with the NADSP Competency of Building and Maintaining Friendships and Relationships.

By earning Planning Activities, you will demonstrate the following:

10A. Encourages and assists individuals in connecting with others and developing social and valued social and/or work roles based on his or her choices

This badge is part of the Community Inclusion and Networking CMS Core Competency. It also aligns with the NADSP Competency of Building and Maintaining Friendships and Relationships.

By earning Managing Documentation, you will demonstrate the following:

2G. Completes and submits documentation of services on time.

This badge is part of the Person Centered Practices CMS Core Competency. It also aligns with the NADSP Competency Area of Documentation.

By earning Person-Centered Thinking, you will demonstrate the following:

2E. Works in partnership with the individual to track progress toward goals and adjust services as needed and desired by individual.

This badge is part of the Person-Centered Practices CMS Core Competency. It also aligns with the NADSP Competency of Provide Person-Centered Supports.

By earning Personal Care, you will demonstrate the following:

9A. Assists the individual meet his or her physical and personal care needs (i.e. toileting, bathing, grooming) and provides training in these areas when needed.

This badge is part of the Community Living Skills and Supports CMS Core Competency. It is also aligned with NADSP’s Community Living Skills and Supports competency.

By earning Medication Administration, you will demonstrate the following:

8B. Gives medications or assists the individual to take medication while following all laws and safety rules.

This badge is part of the Health and Wellness CMS Core Competency. It also aligns with the NADSP Competency of Supporting Health and Wellness.

By earning Ongoing Health Support, you will demonstrate the following:

8C. Assists the individual to learn disease prevention and maintain good health.

This badge is part of the Health and Wellness CMS Core Competency. It also aligns with the NADSP Competency of Supporting Health and Wellness.


By earning Informed Advocate, you will demonstrate the following:

7E. Tells the individual and his or her family their rights and how they are protected.

This badge is part of the Empowerment and Advocacy CMS Core Competency. It also aligns with the NADSP Competency Area of Advocacy.


Credit Description

By earning NADSP Annual Conference 2019, you will demonstrate the following:

12A. Completes training and continues to develop skills and seek certification.

This badge is associated with the Education, Training and Self-Development CMS Core Competency. It also aligns with the NADSP Competency of Education, Training and Self-Development.

By earning the Recruiting DSPs badge, you will demonstrate the following:

6.A. Use best practices in recruitment activities to maximize the chances of finding DSPs who are likely to be a good match to the position and participant.

This badge is part of the Staff Recruitment, Selection, and Hiring National Frontline Supervisor Competency.


By earning the Hiring DSPs badge, you will demonstrate the following:

6.B. Effectively screen applicants before an interview, and conduct an interview using structured behavioral questions and other assessments based on identified competencies.

This badge is part of the Staff Recruitment, Selection and Hiring National Frontline Supervisor Competency.



By earning the DSP Orientation badge, you will demonstrate the following:

7.A. Provide on-boarding to new staff using a variety of orientation strategies, including the use of mentors and peer-to-peer feedback, and coordinate and document staff participation in orientation, training, and self-directed learning and professional development activities.

This badge is part of the Staff Supervision, Training, and Development National Frontline Supervisor Competency.


By earning the DSP Development badge, you will demonstrate the following:

7.B. Promote the ongoing competency-based training and development of DSPs by effectively supporting DSPs in creating and updating professional development plans, and sharing resources related to best practices, emerging trends, and evidence-based practices.

This badge is part of the Staff Supervision, Training, and Development National Frontline Supervisor Competency.

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