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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2 hr. Ethics Training

Please join us for a professional development session on November 30th, 2022 from 4 to 6 PM. Have you fulfilled your PD requirements related to Ethics this cycle? Click the link below for more information!

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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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Exciting Opportunity at Conference!

ASHLAND UNIVERSITY CREDIT: OSSPEAC is collaborating with Ashland University to offer one (1) graduate credit hour for $225.00. Attendance is required for 12.5 contact hours. Hours may be acquired by attending conference sessions in person or virtually. A short project will be due by October 17, 2022. The project requirements are as follows: List 3…

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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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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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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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