The mission of the OADDP is to advance the growth of the education and habilitation of individuals with developmental disabilities and to provide a collective voice for the professional, paraprofessional and support staff working with persons with developmental disabilities.
As a department of the Ohio Education Association, OADDP provides the following services to members:
- A quarterly newsletter – The OADDP Newsline.
- Monitoring of legislation that affects OADDP members.
- Leadership training at an Annual Conference.
- A Public Relations Grant program
- Delegate Luncheon at the OEA Representative Assemblies
- Executive committee meetings six times per year
Download an OADDP Brochure.
OADDP MEETING REMINDER
Friday, May 10, 2013, during the lunch break of the OEA-RA at:
Claddagh Irish Pub
585 South Front Street
(OADDP will cover the cost of lunch)
Turn left from Vets then right on High St. Follow High to Sycamore. Right on Sycamore then right on Front St.
RSVP by Monday, May 6, 2013:
800.221.7427 or 330.492.1648 Ext. 2707
We look forward to seeing you!
OADDP members can login to the Members Only Area and view several documents from the early days of OADDP (OAPMRDD back then). Members who need the password can request it on our Contact Us page.
These documents are available:
- OAPMRDD C&B 1983
- MRDD Task Force 1991
- MRDD Task Force 1997
Conference pictures are in. View on the OADDP 2013 Annual Conference page.
Download the Employment First Presentation from Kristen Helling, Ohio Dept of DD.
Visit the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities’ Assistive Technology wiki for more information from the “Using Mobile Technology with Consumers” presentation by Kate Harrison, SLP, Cuyahoga DD.
At the OADDP General Membership Meeting on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Mohican Conference Center, members unanimously endorsed Becky Higgins for OEA President. OEA Delegates will vote in an election May 10th at the OEA Representative Assembly.
Are you a voter in Stark County? Please support the Stark Co Board of DD Levy on May 7th. No additional taxes.
Download the Stark DD Levy Fact Sheet.
Download the Stark DD Levy Message.
OADDP 2013 Annual Conference and General Membership Meeting
Friday – Saturday, March 8-9, 2013
Mohican State Park Resort and Conference Center
4700 Goon Road, Perrysville, OH 44864.
For more information: OADDP 2013 Annual Conference page.
Online Registration with PayPal is available.
All OADDP members are invited.
The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities has approved OADDP’s application for Continuing Professional Development Units for the upcoming conference, March 8-‐9, 2013.
Each of the following categories is approved for 5.5 PDUs: Adult Services/Day Habilitation; Early Intervention; Service and Support Administration; Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent (Business/Public Administration Stream); and County Board Members.
For complete 2012-2013 meeting schedule see our Meeting Schedule page.
ACE Action Alert - Advocates for Children and Education
OEA members and Ohio’s public schools face critical challenges this General Assembly. The Governor recently released his biennial budget proposal, which includes a new school funding formula, the statewide expansion of vouchers and a massive income tax cut that mostly benefits wealthy Ohioans and drains $4.3 billion from much-needed state revenue.
Now more than ever you must make sure your voice is heard! Member Lobby Days provide an opportunity to meet with state legislators to discuss key issues that impact you directly.
The first member lobby day of this General Assembly is scheduled for Wednesday, March 20th, 2013. To RSVP, please email Julie Parsley at email@example.com. A briefing from OEA’s lobbyists will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Media Center at OEA Headquarters (225 East Broad Street, Columbus, 43215). Parking is available at nearby surface lots, in the parking garage just south of the OEA building or on the street at parking meters. Please be sure to schedule a meeting with your legislators prior to attending lobby day. Contact information for members of the House and Senate can be found by going to www.legislature.state.oh.us.
If you can’t make it for the March 20th Lobby Day, others dates have been scheduled and are listed below.
- Tuesday, April 16, 2013
- Tuesday, April 30, 2013
- Tuesday, May 14, 2013
- Tuesday, June 11, 2013
For more information on participating in OEA Member Lobby Days, please contact OEA Government Relations at 1-800-282-1500.
OEA Member Lobby Days Flyer-2013
Download the Fall 2012 Newsline and check out past issues on our Newsline page.
Go to the Members Only Page for the latest OEA DD Legislative Update.
Do we have your number?
Go to the Give-away Page for more information.