John Raffaele

Educator & Trainer, Featured Speaker

John is a Licensed Master Social Worker and an experienced professional educator and trainer, specifically in the field of human services. John’s graduate education is from Yeshiva University in New York City and SUNY New Paltz, NY. Most of his education, however, stems from the years spent with Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) and the people served by DSP’s. Most of the people with whom he has worked and supported are people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and at-risk youth. He currently serves as the Director of Educational Services for the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP).

John’s mission is the enhancement and success of life for people with disabilities is rooted in the partnership with people and professionals in their communities, as it is with people who do not have disabilities. His Educational Support for DSP’s focuses on the frontline professionals who support and partner with those people in our society who need a little extra help day-to-day.