Membership

OASNP (Ohio Association of Special Needs Professionals) is a Department of OEA that advocates for the unique needs of OEA members working in Special Education.  OASNP brings your issues to OEA.

OEA Members working in Special Education – Join OASNP

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Lifetime OASNP-Retired Dues are $35.00.

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Your $10 annual OASNP membership provides:

  • 2-day Annual Membership Conference with professional development leadership training, and valuable legal and legislative updates
  • Sessions at the OEA Summer Leadership Academy
  • Delegate Luncheon at each OEA Representative Assembly
  • Members appointed to each of the eight OEA Standing Committees
  • Support for Local Professional Development Workshops
  • Email updates, newsletter – The OASNP Newsline, and this website
  • Regional meetings
  • Subcommittee structure
  • Expense support for OASNP leadership to represent your interests to OEA leadership.

Background –

OASNP is the evolution of Ohio Association of Developmental Disabilities Professionals (OADDP).  Members recognized the need to change the name and shift the focus to the needs of OEA Members working in Special Education in local school districts.  Since 1983, OADDP had been focused on the needs of OEA members working at County Boards of DD.  As County DD programs continued to be phased out and privatized, students with DD have joined their peers with special needs in the local school districts.  OADDP leadership recognized the need for change and at the Fall 2017 OEA Representative Assembly, delegates created an OEA Special Education Work Group making a commitment to address the unique needs of OEA members, including support staff, working in all areas of special education. Over the next few years, the work group reviewed special education issues and provided recommendations to the various OEA Standing Committees for action.  In March 2018, at the OASNP annual meeting and conference, members amended the C&B and Mission Statement.