Upcoming Related Services Network Meetings

Joe Petrarca, Associate Director, and Bernadette Laughlin will be the Office for Exceptional Children (OEC) representatives at the June 30, 2022, in-person meeting at Summit County Educational Service Center. Join them in person for a fun day of professional learning and sharing. The information and link to register are in the announcement. *In the event…

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Honors Nominations

Do you know anyone who has made great strides this past year, shown exceptional professionalism or leadership, developed a new or innovative process or made a contribution to our field that has made a positive impact for our profession and/or the children we serve? If so, please consider your colleagues for the awards listed below.…

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Narrative Interventions: The What, Why, and How… Part 1

Please join us for a FREE EVENT for students April 18, 2022 from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM! This online event will describe narrative interventions, cover the research and evidence base for narrative interventions, including typical development for narrative skills, and provide examples of instructional methods and supports. Click the link below for more information and to…

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Evaluation Roadmap for Parents

We would like to share this new publication from the Ohio Department of Education. This is an Evaluation Roadmap for parents. It will be posted on the Department’s website soon, but please click the link below to learn more information. https://osspeac.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Evaluation-Roadmap-Final.pdf

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Call for Presentations!

OSSPEAC is proud to announce that we will be having an in-person conference this year! There will be opportunities for both in-person and virtual attendance. The conference will be at the Spitzer Conference Center In Elyria, Ohio. We are looking for presenters in the areas of speech-language pathology, educational audiology, and related fields. Please click…

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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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