Wednesday, April 13, 2011 08:06 PM


TASSSP's Purpose:

The purpose of the Texas Association of Student Special Services Programs (TASSSP) is to serve as a professional clearinghouse, service organization, and cooperative agency for professional personnel and related individuals regardless of gender, race, national origin, color, disability, age, or creed.

TASSSP accomplishes our purpose and mission by:

  • promoting professional competency, efficiency and a professional constituency in broadening the accessibility of participants of Student Assistance Programs to post-secondary education
  • participating in ethical efforts geared to guarantee its constituents those rights, privileges, and benefits afforded all members
  • enhancing awareness of the obstacles encountered by students with limited English-speaking ability, physical handicaps, and educational, cultural and economic disadvantages
  • promoting the total development and acquisition of resources for improvement of all participants
  • presenting recommendations to elected officials who impact legislation to support budgetary and other resources necessary for the planning and accomplishing of programmatic goals
  • encouraging research and development of skills directly related to problems of student participants through workshops, seminars, conferences, and other related activities; and maintaining open lines of communication among the following:
    • program participants
    • personnel of member colleges
    • host institutions/agencies
    • community and business organizations, parents of participants, target schools, and professional associations on the local, state, regional and national levels
    • the US Department of Education
    • other programs/projects serving educational needs of student participants