April 11, 2019
Representative David Loebsack (D-IA-2) and six bipartisan cosponsors introduced H.Res.298 on April 9th to recognize April 8-12 as National Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (SISP) Appreciation Week. We are expecting s Senate number for the companion resolution shortly. Thank you to everyone who responded to our call to action last week! Art therapists are identified among SISP colleagues in the resolution, read H.Res.298 here.
Read more about art therapists in school settings on the AATA blog:
- Appreciating Specialized Instructional Support Personnel: Here’s what this Means for Art Therapists
- An Expert on School-Based Art Therapy Explains how Art Therapy Helps Children Make Sense of the Insensible
- Student Art Gallery in Miami International Airport Spreads Awareness for the Role of Art Therapy in Public Schools
- Voices of Art Therapy: Children’s Mental Health
National Alliance of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel
The AATA is a proud member of the National Alliance of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (NASISP), which represents more than one million Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (SISP) nationwide. SISP professionals provide and support school-based prevention and intervention services to address barriers to educational success, ensure positive conditions for learning, and help all students achieve academically and ultimately become productive citizens. SISP works with teachers, administrators, and parents to ensure that all students are successful in school. NASISP seeks to empower SISP professionals by encouraging multidisciplinary collaboration, and affirming their role in education’s best practices and their involvement in school improvement efforts.
Join us on social media next week as we celebrate #SISPinSchools from April 8-12!