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OPTION Categories of Engagement

Individual Associate Member Definition

  • Must be an individual
  • An individual is defined as a person not representing a program, university, hospital, non-profit clinic, or advocacy program
  • Must support the OPTION mission of advancing excellence in listening and spoken language education for children who are deaf and hard of hearing

Application Process

To apply for Individual Associate Membership an Application Packet must be submitted to the OPTION Executive Board. The packet must include: 

  • Completed Individual Associate Membership Application
  • Statement of Intent to include:

    • Connection to OPTION program

    • Applicant’s interest in participating

    • Any particular skills/strengths the Applicant could share with OPTION

  • Letter of support from one current OPTION Regular Member

The application will be subject to a 15 day period of comment from the OPTION Regular Membership. Following the 15 day comment period the Individual Associate Member must be approved by a majority vote of OPTION Executive Board Members. Associate Member dues of $100 will be invoiced upon approval of application.

Benefits of Individual Associate Membership

  • Attend Annual Meeting at Member rate
  • Participate on committees
  • Receive eNewsletter
  • Be part of a network of like-minded professionals
  • Access to OPTION Members Only portal

To maintain Individual Associate Membership

Pay assigned Individual Associate Member dues of $100 in accordance with the established deadlines

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Definition:

  • Must be an individual defined as a person not representing a program, university, hospital, non-profit clinic, or advocacy program
  • Must support the OPTION mission of advancing excellence in listening and spoken language education for children who are deaf and hard of hearing

Application Packet Checklist:

  • Completed Individual Associate Membership Application
  • To apply for Individual Associate Membership an Application Packet must be submitted to the OPTION Executive Board. The packet must include:
  • Completed Individual Associate Membership Application
    • Statement of Intent to include
    • Connection to OPTION program
    • Applicant’s interest in participating
    • Any particular skills/strengths the Applicant could share with OPTION
  • One letter of support from a current OPTION Regular Member

Process:

  • Following administrative review of the application, it will be subject to a 15-day period of comment from the OPTION Regular Membership.
  • Following the 15-day comment period, the Individual Associate Member must be approved by a majority vote of OPTION Executive Board Members.
  • Individual Associate Member dues of $100.00 will be invoiced upon approval of application.

To Maintain Individual Associate Membership:

  • Pay assigned annual dues in accordance with the established deadlines
I certify that all information included in this OPTION, Inc. membership application is true and accurate. I understand that I will be billed for membership dues if this application is approved and membership privileges will not begin until dues are paid.
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