The Early Intervention & School Special Interest Section (EISSIS) is dedicated to addressing the needs of practitioners serving in programs under Parts B and C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This includes infants, preschoolers, children, and adolescents. EISSIS was created as the School System SIS in 1994 and renamed in 2008 to reflect its broader scope.
The EISSIS promotes education, research, and legislation and policymaking that will enhance occupational therapy services to clients in early intervention and school programs. Through AOTA publications, continuing education offerings, and the EISSIS listserv, members are provided opportunities for ensuring that their practice is current and evidence-based.
EISSIS Standing Committee Members (Term of Office, 2012-2015)
Dottie Handley-More, MS, OTR/L; Chairperson
Jan Hollenbeck, OTD, OTR/L; Professional Development Coordinator (Education/Research)
Elizabeth Wall, MS, OTR, BCP; Professional Development Coordinator (Forums)
Meira L. Orentlicher, PhD, OTR/L; Quarterly Editor
Early Intervention & School Special Interest Section Quarterly Newsletter
Early Intervention & School SIS Discussion Forum (open to all AOTA members)
Early Intervention Discussion Forum (open to all AOTA members)
Adolescent Transition Services Forum (open to all AOTA members)
To join EISSIS, contact AOTA Membership at 301-652-2682, ext. 2769 or toll-free at 1-800-SAY-AOTA (1-800-729-2682).