In order to keep up to date with the most current information in the field of special education, AASEP provides its members with the AASEP Monitor. At a minimum of six times a year, AASEP members receive this electronic news service of all the latest information in the field of special education.
The AASEP Monitor is available to all paid members of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals (AASEP). The AASEP Monitor:
- informs readers of the latest issues in special education
- challenges readers about some of the most critical issues in special education
- is both practical and reader-friendly
Areas of focus and content coverage of the AASEP Monitor may include, but are not limited to:
Message from the President - Informs AASEP members of the activities and policies of AASEP.
Legal Issues Corner - Informs AASEP members of the latest legal issues and court cases affecting special education teachers, their students, and families.
What's new with IDEA? - Informs AASEP members of the most up to date issues surrounding IDEA
Letters to the Editor - This section is where you, the AASEP members, can send your opinions and feelings about information in the AASEP Monitor and/or your overall views on any matter pertaining to special education.
Professional Corner - This section is where you, the special education professional, let us know how you solved a difficult problem with students, administrators or parents.
US Department of Education Update - Informs AASEP members with up to date information from the US Department of Education
U.S. Office of Special Education Update - Informs AASEP members with up to date information from the U.S. Office of Special Education
U.S. Office of Vocational and Rehabilitation Services Update - Informs AASEP members with up to date information from the U.S. Office of Vocational and Rehabilitation Services.
The National Institute of Mental Health Update - Informs AASEP members with up to date information from the National Institute of Mental Health.
Early intervention Update - Informs AASEP members with up to date information regarding research and/or issues pertaining to early intervention services
AASEP Member Accomplishments - In this section, you, the AASEP member, can write to us about yourself or someone you know, who has achieved or accomplished something you feel should be recognized by your peers.
Controversial Issues - In this section, we will bring up a controversial issue that special education teachers face. In the following issue, we will reprint your thoughts and opinions on the issue.
Useful Web Sites for Special Educators - Each issue of the AASEP Monitor will have web sites that are very useful for research, writing or just for obtaining general information
Parents Page - The AASEP Monitor will have a section for you to get information or copy information for parents who have children with special needs
AASEP encourages every reader to share his or her knowledge and experience, and to offer creative solutions to the full range of issues facing special education professionals today. Through your direct participation and that of your colleagues, AASEP can provide the most relevant and timely information concerning individuals with special needs.