The American Academy of Special Education Professionals (AASEP) establishes a sense of community among special education professionals throughout the United States. AASEP dedicates its efforts and resources to the enhancement of the academic, psychological, physical, and social needs of infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, and young adults receiving services for their special needs. Membership in the Academy is available to college and university professors, school administrators, educational evaluators, professionals, psychologists, psychiatrists, medical doctors, directors of special education services, directors of early intervention agencies, infant-toddler service coordinators, transition service coordinators, speech and language pathologists, occupational and physical therapists, and all other professionals in the field of special education.
AASEP strives to advance and encourage the professional development of its members through networking, research, publications, and membership benefits. It is the vision of the Academy to promote a community of professionals who can work together and learn from each other. Achievement of this vision requires a goal oriented, dedicated, and commitment focused organization whose mission is to attain optimal academic, psychological, physical, and social success for infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, and young adults receiving services for their special needs.