OADDP 2017 Annual Conference


This year’s theme: Teaching and Working into the Future

Transitioning into the Workplace”  by Amy Szymanski, Ohio Dept. of Education

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The Ohio Association of Developmental Disabilities Professionals Annual Conference will be Friday and Saturday, March 3-4, 2017, at the Mohican State Park Resort and Conference Center, 4700 Goon Road, Perrysville, OH 44864.  Directions can be found at http://www.mohicanstateparklodge.com/.

The content of the conference will appeal to both County Board of DD members,
as well as Special Educators in Local School Districts. NEOEA members may apply for an NEOEA OADDP 2017 Conference Scholarship for registration, mileage and lodging.

Bring ideas for OADDP Local Grants, as experienced members will be available to help you fill out the application.  See the Grants page for sample grants 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.


Friday, March 3, 2017

  •    5:00     Registration
  •   6:00     Dinner
  •   7:00     Welcome
  •                Christina West, OADDP Chairperson
  •                Kick-off FCPE Drive
  •                    Bob Matkowski, OEA Organizing
  •   7:15     Legislative Update
  •                    Melissa Clark, OEA Government Relations
  •   8:15     Social Hour and Networking

 Saturday, March 4, 2017

  •    8:00     Breakfast
  •   9:00     OADDP Annual Meeting,
  •                    Group Discussion, and FCPE
  • 10:00     Legal Update
  •                    Kathy McKinley, OEA Plan Attorney
  • 11:30     Lunch – Hotel Check Out
  • 12:30     Transitioning Into the Workplace
  •                    Amy Szymanski, Ohio Dept of Education
  •   1:45     Friend of DD Award Presentation
  •   2:00     OEA Update
  •                    Scott DiMauro, OEA Vice-President
  •   3:00     Wrap-up
  •                Stay-to-the-End Raffle

 Door Prizes!  —  Friends!  —  Fun!


Registration is limited – register early!  Registration cost will be $25.00 for members and $35.00 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.

Register by March 1st using the OADDP 2017 Registration or online, using PayPal or a credit card.  Cancellations will be accepted until March 1st.  Anyone who does not cancel by then and does not attend will be billed the cost of the meals. Room reservations must be made separately.*


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!  If you need and ADA room or a room close to the activities, indicate that to the reservation specialist when you book you room.  Contact Mohican Resort to make room reservations by February 26th at 1-800-AT A PARK.  Mention you want rooms in the OADDP room block.