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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

Completion of the Partner Membership application (below).

Submit an Application Packet to to be presented to the OPTION Executive Board. The packet must include: 

  • Letter of support from an OPTION Regular Member
  • State of Intent to include:
    • Applicant's primary interest in becoming on OPTION Partner
    • Description of Applicant's program

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 $600 will be invoiced upon approval of application.

To maintain Partner Membership

  • Pay assigned Partner dues of $600 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
  • Access to OPTION Members Only portal
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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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