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.


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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!