Call to Action!

Dear OSSPEAC Members, We hope you had the opportunity to vote last Tuesday. Now that the elections are finished, a lame duck session will begin in which bills are reviewed and voted on before the new term begins in January. We need your voice now! Please write a letter (or a second letter if you…

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OSSPEAC in Action

OSSPEAC In ACTION: Please take action by contacting your state legislators regarding the age range for DD- During our July Board Meeting, the OSHGAC report included legislative efforts to expand the age range for Developmental Disabilities. The upper age range is incorrectly identified as 5; current law states age six years, or upon entering kindergarten. Attached you’ll find information regarding…

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HB 198 NEWS!!!

Call to action for children with hearing loss! HB 198 is currently in committee in the Ohio House of Representatives. Nicknamed “Madeline’s Law” in honor of a young woman who struggled to afford hearing aids because her health insurance did not cover the cost, this bill would require private health insurance policies to cover the…

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Updated Information Regarding STRS Ohio Member Eligibility

Gov. Mike Dewine signed AM. Sub H.B. 442 into law in January of 2021. This bill eliminated licensing requirements for several pupil service positions that currently require both a license form the state of Ohio in the specific area of expertise and a seperate Ohio Department of Education (ODE) pupil service license. The new law…

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