OADDP 2012 Annual Conference

The Ohio Association of Developmental Disabilities Professionals Annual Conference will be Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3, 2012, at the Mohican State Park Resort and Conference Center, 4700 Goon Road, Perrysville, OH 44864.  Directions can also be found at http://www.mohicanstateparklodge.com/.  

The content of the conference is designed for County Board of DD members; however much of the information will be applicable for Local District members, as well.  This is a great opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones. Blowing Our Own Horn

The Theme of this year’s conference is “Blowing Our Own Horn.”

Members are encouraged to attend the business meeting Saturday afternoon.  Election of officers will be held.

Bring ideas for OADDP Local Grants, as experienced members will be available to help you fill out the application.  Download a list of past Grants for ideas that might work in your local.

Certificates of attendance will be issued at the conclusion of the conference. Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Professional Development Units are pending.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, March 2, 2012

5:00 Registration
6:00 Dinner
7:00 Welcome:
          Bill Leibensperger, OEA Vice PresidentJim Timlin, OEA Secretary-Treasurer
7:15 Kick off- FCPE Drive, Bob Matkowski, OEA LRC
8:00 Social Hour

Saturday, March 3, 2012

8:00 Breakfast
9:00 NEA Member Services:
          “Getting the most for you Dues Dollars – 23 Financial Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make”
10:00 Kathy McKinley, OEA Attorney
11:45 Legislative Update, Melissa Clark, OEA Governmental Services 
           (The PowerPont is in the Members Only Area.)
12:30 Lunch
1:15 Peace Talks, Shari Peace:
          “Unleash Your Potential: How to Bring the Best of Yourself to Life and Your Work”
2:30 OADDP Annual Meeting
3:00 Wrap-up & Stay-to-the-End Raffle for a GPS


Registration is limited – register early! Download a Registration Form to mail in or

Register Online with PayPal with Credit Card or PayPal Account.

Registration cost will be $21.00 for members and $31.00 for non-members who are eligible to be members, which will also cover the cost of joining OADDP.  Admission to all sessions, meals, snacks and two complimentary beverages from the lounge are included with registration.  Guests are welcome for $65 to cover the cost of meals.  Room reservations must be made separately.*

Register by February 24th. Cancellations will be accepted until February 27th.  Anyone who does not cancel by then and does not attend will be billed the cost of the meals.


Each participant must reserve their own lodging.  The OADDP group rate is $109, plus tax for a single or double room, $10.00 additional for a third person.  The same rate is available for Saturday night, if you want to make a weekend of it! 

Contact Mohican Resort to make room reservations by February 18th at 1-800-AT A PARK or http://www.mohicanstateparklodge.com/

Mention you want rooms in the OADDP room block.