ORSPN Community of Practice-In-Person Meetings

2022 Ohio Related Services Personnel Network (ORSPN) Community of Practice In-Person Meetings

The ORSPN Community of Practice (CoP) will be holding meetings over the next several months.  Unfortunately, due to speaker scheduling conflicts and facility availability, not all of the meetings will be held during the summer months.

Representatives from the Office for Exceptional Children, Bernadette Laughlin, Related Service Specialist and Joe Petrarca, Associate Director will be addressing important topics and leading discussions relevant to related service personnel.  Other OEC staff may be joining us as content experts.  Some presentations may be virtual due to the speaker’s time demands. The ORSPN meetings will be in-person with social distancing and other health measures taken as appropriate. Changes in local or federal Covid practices will be monitored and accommodated.  You are encouraged to wear a mask if you prefer. The meeting attendee letter sent a few days prior to the meeting will provide any needed updates.

All Related Service Providers and their administrators are welcome.

We are hoping to reach school personnel who may not have attended the ORSPN CoP meetings in the past.  Please share this registration information with your regional colleagues and school team members.  

Meeting Topics
Community of Practice (CoP) meeting: networking, updates
OEC presentations include updates about Ohio’s report card, MTSS and Monitoring Findings.
Exploring our role as related service personnel
Tiered Intervention
Special Education FAQs

Meeting Dates and Locations
Select the date that fits your schedule regardless of where you work or live.
June 30, 2022            Summit County ESC (north central)
August 30, 2022        Eastern Ohio ESC (north eastern)
September 29, 2022   Hancock County ESC (north western)
October 21, 2022       Hamilton County ESC (south western)

Sign in:  8:30 am
Meeting: 9:00 am to 4:15 pm.  (Lunch on your own: 45-minute break)

Specific address and room number will be included in your attendee letter.  Seating capacity is being set at 50 per site to allow for social distancing.  A waitlist will be kept as needed per site.

You can register online at https://forms.gle/yqqkitMB2a42329M7
On-site registration is not available.  Registration fees are non-refundable but may be transferred to another meeting or colleague.  A minimum of 25 registrants per site is needed to hold the meeting.
Deadline:  1 week prior to the meeting date you select.
Please contact the event administrator for registration questions or special assistance at jmurphy7380@gmail.com.

$55.00  (includes a processing fee)

After registering, visit  https://square.link/u/cY7YqGre to pay your registration fee. Your registration will not be processed until the fee is paid.

Meeting Materials and Information
An attendee letter with instructions will be emailed to you a few days before the meeting. This correspondence will contain the schedule for the day, site address, room numbers, handouts, changes, etc.  Participants will need to download or print off meeting materials.  Hard copies will not available on site.

Certificate of Attendance
6.25 contact hours will be provided once your full-day attendance is verified.  The certificate of attendance will be sent to you electronically using the email you provide at the time of your registration. If applicable, you will need to follow your regulatory board’s licensure renewal requirements for converting contact hours.

Special note:
Please use a personal email address when registering to assure receipt of your meeting materials and certificate of attendance.  Some employer email accounts filter unfamiliar email and block messages with attachments.  Be sure to check your spam or trash folders.

General questions and registration assistance:
ORSPN Event Administrator: JMurphy7380@gmail.com

Content questions: contact
ORSPN Consultant:  Brenda M. George, MS, OTR/L, bmgeorge173@gmail.com