Upcoming, Free PD Opportunity

Please join us on Friday, March 8th, 2024 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, for our “Dyslexia Panel”. This is designed for OSSPEAC’s Community of Practice members, but is being offered FREE to all OSSPEAC members. Educational Objectives include:1) Identify the connection between auditory processing and language/reading development2) Be able to identify two prominent areas…

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Business Meeting 2023

We would like to share our most recent business meeting PowerPoint from October 2023. Please review this information related to OSSPEAC, including our scholarship winners!

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OSSPEAC continues advocacy for passage of HB 152 Madeline’s Law

OSSPEAC leaders are meeting directly with our legislators in the Ohio Senate as part of a day of advocacy planned by the Ohio Speech and Hearing Governmental Affairs Coalition (OSHGAC). Passage of Madeline’s Law would require health insurers to cover the cost of hearing aids for Ohioans ages 21 and under. It is currently in Senate Committee. Want to track…

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Important New Updates for OSSPEAC Membership!

OSSPEAC has recently been notified of important changes in the Department of Education and Workforce (formerly known as Ohio Department of Education). There have been some internal changes in the Office of Exceptional Children. Please use this link to learn more. Office for Exceptional Children Contact Information | Ohio Department of Education OSSPEAC will continue…

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In the works!

OSSPEAC is working on a free professional development opportunity to address government affairs as it relates to our field. Be on the lookout for more details in the future!

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HB 33

HB 33, the state’s omnibus budget bill, removes most of the authority of the State Board of Education, giving it to a new state education department under the governor, the renamed and reformed Department of Education and Workforce (DEW). The State Board of Education will largely function as a licensing board and the Governor will…

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House Bill 198

House Bill 198, known as Madeline’s Law, would require health insurers to cover the cost of hearing aids for Ohioans ages 21 and under. By an overwhelming majority, the bill passed the House and moved to the Senate for reconciliation. When lawmakers return in August, OSHGAC will be monitoring and potentially recommending organizations to act.

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Important Update for Children Eligible Under Developmental Delay in Preschool Special Education

The Ohio General Assembly recently passed HB 554 which resulted in the expanded definition of “child with a disability” as it pertains to the developmental delay disability category found in Ohio Revised Code Section 3323.01 Education of children with disabilities definitions. Children in preschool identified as having a developmental delay disability in special education no…

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Making an Impact: Inservice Ideas for Educators and Families

Please join us for another great OSSPEAC Virtual Session. The topic will be on inservice ideas for educators and families. You will learn about resources and be ready to plan your next inservice! Did you attend OSSPEAC Conference 2022? Great News! You can attend this virtual PD for FREE!!!! Sign up now! Please click the…

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