OASNP 2023 Annual Special Education Conference

OASNP Special Education Conference 2023
“Celebrate Back Together”

Thank you to members who were able to attend.

Handouts from the Conference

Register Now! – February 24-25, 2023
Check in 5:00 pm Friday – Close 3:30 pm Saturday

Mohican State Park Lodge and Conference Center
4700 Goon Road, Perrysville, OH 44864.
Directions: http://www.mohicanstateparklodge.com/

  • The theme for this year is “Celebrate Back Together”.
  • We will be back to our popular format, including legal and legislative updates and a featured session supporting Mental Health of students and OEA members involved in Special Education, including ESPs.
  • The content of the conference will appeal to Special Education staff, including ESPs, in Pre-K-12 Districts and County Boards of DD.  Conference is open to all OEA Members.
  • Our Friday evening Networking Happy Hour theme will be Mardi Gras.
  • The conference will include the OASNP Annual Meeting.
  • Certificates of attendance will be issued at the conclusion of the conference.
  • Check out information about Past Conferences.
  • Each year at the end of February, the OASNP Special Education Conference is put on by OASNP with additional support from OEA.
  • NEOEA – OASNP Conference Scholarship – https://neoea.org/files/OASNP_Scholarship.pdf
  • Check with your OEA District Association and your Local Association for other scholarships.
  • Bring ideas for OASNP Local Public Relations Grants of up to $250.
    • Experienced members will be available to help you fill out the application.
    • See the Local Grant page for sample grants that might work in your local.

Friday, February 24, 2023

  •   5:00     Registration
  •   6:00     Dinner
  •   7:00     Welcome and Greetings
  •                     Christina West, OASNP Chairperson
  •                     Scott DiMauro, OEA President
  •   7:15     ODE Educator Code of Conduct (NEW)
  •                    Ellen Adornetto, Educ. Policy/Practice Consultant
  •    7:45     Kick-off OEA Fund Drive,
  •                    Mathew Ides, UniServ Organizer
  •                    Dominic Mendiola, Political Advocacy Consultant
  • 8:00       Social Hour and Networking – Mardi Gras theme

Saturday, February 25, 2023

  •   8:00     Breakfast
  •   9:00     Legal Update
  •                    Rachel Reight, OEA Plan Attorney
  • 10:30     Break – Hotel Check Out
  • 11:00     Legislative Update
  •                    Melissa Clark, OEA Lobbyist
  • 12:00     Lunch
  •   1:00     “How are you doing?  Mental health awareness,
  •                    advocacy, and coping strategies.”
  •                    Taraja Shephard Allen, Membership Consultant
  •   2:30     OASNP Annual Meeting
  •   3:30     Wrap-up – Stay-to-the-End Raffle


Registration is limited – register early!  Registration cost will be $35.00 for OASNP members and $45.00 for other OEA Members, which will also cover the first year of OASNP membership.  Admission to all sessions, meals, snacks and two complimentary beverages from the lounge are included with registration.  Guests are welcome for $70 to cover the cost of meals.

Register by February 20th using the Conference Flyer and Registration Form or ONLINE, using PayPal or a credit card.  Conference cancellations will be accepted until February 20thAnyone 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 OASNP group rate is $119, plus taxes ($138.50), for a single or double room.  If you need an ADA room or a room close to the activities, indicate that to the reservation specialist when you book your room.  Contact Mohican Resort to make room reservations by February 20th at 1-800-AT A PARK.  Mention you want rooms in the OASNP room block.

  • Are you new to OASNP in the last year?
  • Mark “YES” on your registration for a chance to receive a conference scholarship!
  • Check with your OEA District Association or Local Association for other scholarships.

Questions?  Contact:

  • Christina West, Chairperson – cwest@oasnp.org – 330-540-5959
  • Nikki Nadasky, Vice Chair – nnadasky@oasnp.org – 330-718-3827