Elevating Advocacy: Making a Difference for Students and School Psychology
Indiana Association of School Psychologists (IASP) believes that advocating for practices that bolster student learning, & advancing the school psychology profession is a shared responsibility. Advocacy takes place in various ways, from sharing information with administrators to participating in legislative processes, occurring at local, state, and national levels.
IASP's core mission encompasses advocating for healthy educational and psychological environments for all children and youth. Our dedicated committee actively pursues this mission by establishing a robust presence at the State House and collaborating with professionals and stakeholders. Dive into these pages to explore IASP's partnerships and legislative advocacy efforts.
NASP Public Policy Institute:
IASP leaders stay informed and equipped through annual participation in the NASP Public Policy Institute (PPI). Handpicked by the IASP President, board members attend PPI to gain insights into effective advocacy strategies and current education issues. To delve deeper into PPI, explore the NASP website at http://www.nasponline.org/advocacy/ppi/index.aspx.
The legislative process is a complicated and often confusing one. IASP has boots on the ground on a daily basis in the form of a Governmental Affairs firm serving as your lobbyist. The Corydon Group (TCG) is the eyes and ears of IASP while the General Assembly is in session and during the Interim Session as well. TCG identifies and monitors bills relevant to education and school psychology and works closely with the IASP Advocacy and Collaboration Committee to offer input as bills move through the legislative process.
Click here for a thumbnail outline of the path most bills take to passage, or defeat, in a typical Indiana Legislative Session.
Click here to access the Indiana General Assembly website and find your legislator.
Click here to download legislative updates. Accessible only after member log-in.
Join the Movement!
Eager to contribute? Discover how you can engage with IASP's Advocacy and Collaboration Committee and explore the advocacy resources page to learn how you can champion students and promote the school psychology profession. Become a resounding voice for school psychology in Indiana—your advocacy matters!
Together, we're igniting change, advocating for students, and shaping the landscape of school psychology.
IASP partners with multiple stakeholder groups to advance the profession and services for schools, students, and families. Partnerships include the Indiana Department of Education, Indiana Council of Administrators in Special, Indiana IEP Resource Center, and Indiana School Psychology Graduate Programs.