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Membership Benefits


2015 Benefits of Membership

1. Marketing

  • Accurate source of vital up-to-date information
  • Support members to “navigate the system” and stay on top of national trends
  • Direct relationship with private and public providers through OACB and DODD
  • Committed to seeking and sharing Best Practices
  • Opportunity to market your agency on the OAAS website

2. Representation

  • Proactive voice in the development of statewide policy and system change
  • Governmental advocacy
  • Collaboration with other organizations with similar missions and impact on the individuals served. OAAS Board Members provide representation on such entities as: The Alliance of Work Centers, Ohio Self Determination Association (OSDA), Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD), Ohio Disability Employment Alliance (ODEA), Ohio Employment First, as well as several project workgroups and collaborative groups addressing issues of concern for our members.

3. Networking

  • Board members connect regularly with regional members
  • Regional Members provide regular opportunities for the exchange of ideas, relationship building and best practices.
  • Conferences- OAAS partners with and supports many organizations to provide Forums, Seminars, Conferences, and other Training opportunities. Discounted member rates are offered.

4. Training/Technical Assistance

  • Seminars and conferences address current, relevant and other emerging trends and issues.
  • Mentoring – guidance and support with experienced peers is available.

5. Membership Options & Levels

  • Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation Premium Discount Rating Pool
  • Full Membership for Organization
  • Affiliate rates for consultants and other entities not providing direct service

6. Committee Opportunities

  • Executive Committee
  • Conference and Training
  • Finance and Investment
  • Business Development
  • Public Policy
  • Membership-Recruit, Retain, and Promote
  • Ad hoc to address a Specific Issue or Action