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Membership

OPTION Categories of Engagement

Partner Definition

  • May be a department within a university or hospital, a non-profit clinic, or an advocacy program
  • Must support the OPTION mission of advancing excellence in listening and spoken language education for children who are deaf/hard of hearing

Application Process

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

  • A completed Partner Membership Application
  • Letter of support from an 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 Partner must be approved by a majority vote of OPTION Executive Board Members. Partner dues of $500 will be invoiced upon approval of application.

To maintain Partner Membership

  • Pay assigned Partner dues of $500 in accordance with the established deadlines

Benefits of Partner status

  • Attend Annual Meeting at Member rate
  • In collaboration with an OPTION Regular Member a Partner is eligible to co-author articles including LSL-DR aggregate data. Requests are subject to review by the OPTION Research Committee and must follow the established review protocol
  • Receive eNewsletter
  • Participate on committees
  • Access to programs serving children with hearing loss to gain a network for practicum placements
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Definition:

  • May be a department within a university or hospital, a non-profit clinic, or an advocacy program
  • Must support the OPTION mission of advancing excellence in listening and spoken language education for children who are deaf/hard of hearing

Application Packet Checklist:

  • Completed Partner Application
  • 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 Partner Member must be approved by a majority vote of OPTION Executive Board Members.
  • Partner Member dues of $500.00 will be invoiced upon approval of application

To Maintain Partner Member status the Partner must:

  • 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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