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As you know, OAPSA is the state of Ohio's Chapter for CASE.   OAPSA members are encouraged to join CASE but not required to do so.  CASE is an international professional organization with over 5000 members.  CASE is affiliated with the Council for Exceptional Children. 
CASE focuses on: 
Providing proactive leadership in shaping policies connected to special education
Providing access to critical and timely professional development (which we all witnessed last spring) 
Development and mentorship of special education administrators 
Provide leadership in developing and advancing research-based practices in special education administration that are highly correlated to improved student outcomes 
The Top Ten Reasons You Should Belong to CASE are: 
10.   Keep up to date on Sp Ed Issues, significant research, practical help, and trends 
9.     Network, Network, Network
8.    Targeted Electronic Communication
7.     Increase Your Professional Involvement 
6.     Add to Your Expertise 
5.    Get the Resources You Need at Affordable Prices
4.    Develop Your Leadership Skills
3.     Make a Difference with Policy Makers
2.     Influence Your Profession 
                and the # 1 reason is: 
          Improve the Educational Success of All Students 
Also, an additional reason to join CASE is that CASE members have access to a free,  fabulous new monthly update called "Federal Update:  30 minutes with Myrna" on the member's tab of the CASE website.  Myrna does a fantastic job of keeping us up to date with what's happening in Washington DC. 
In order to register to become a member of CASE, you just join CEC first and then select CASE as a division of CEC.    To sign up for CEC and CASE Division, go to CEC website:
There's also a chart at CEC website that explains the differences between the 3 types of membership (Premier, Full, and Basic).   No matter which type of CEC membership you choose, your CEC membership will provide you with information to broaden your knowledge and keep you current and make it possible to join CASE. 
I urge you to join me and all of our OAPSA Executive Board members and join CEC and CASE.