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 Type

Annual Dues

Eligibility

Benefits

Click here to join as an Attorney

$175

Must have passed the Bar Exam

· Access to All Member COPAA Community Group

· Access to the Attorney Only Discussion Forum and Group

· Listing in COPAA Referral Directory

· Access to Member Only Resources

Click here to join as an Advocate

$95

Works to assist parents of children with disabilities in special education matters

 

Can be paid or volunteer

· Access to All Member COPAA Community Group

· Access to the Advocate Only Discussion Forum and Group

· Listing in COPAA Referral Directory

· Access to Member Only Resources

Click here to join as a Parent

$50

Has a child with a disability

· Access to All Member COPAA Community Group

· Access to Member Only Resources

Click here to join as a Military Parent $25

A member of the immediate family is Active Duty military

 

Has a child with a disability

· Access to All Member COPAA Community Group

· Access to Member Only Resources

Click here to join as Organization, Small

$475

Must meet the eligibility requirements of the organization type

· One to nine members of your organization will have the benefits associated with your organization type

Click here to join as 

Organization, Medium

$950

Must meet the eligibility requirements of the organization type 

· Ten to 49 members of your organization will have the benefits associated with your organization type

Click here to join as

Organization, Large

$1425

Must meet the eligibility requirements of the organization type 

· 50 to 99 members of your organization will have the benefits associated with your organization type

Click here to join as

Organization, Extra-Large

$1900

Must meet the eligibility requirements of the organization type  

· 100 to 150 members of your organization will have the benefits associated with your organization type

Click here to join as a Related Professional $95

Works in a related capacity on behalf of students and their families, for example --

· Speech pathologist

· Physician

· Psychologist

· Access to All Member COPAA Community Group

· Access to the Advocate Only Discussion Forum and Group

· Listing in COPAA Referral Directory

· Access to Member Only Resources

Click here to join as a Student

$50

Currently enrolled in law school; has not passed the Bar Exam

 

Currently enrolled, full-time, in graduate or bachelor level college

 

Not working full-time

· Access to All Member COPAA Community Group

· Access to Member Only Resources

Click here for Scholarship

$5

Qualified individuals whose income is at or below the federal poverty level, or who currently experience extraordinary expenses that effectively reduce their family income to the poverty level, are eligible to apply for COPAA membership at a reduced fee of $5. Please see instructions to apply below. 

Click here to join as a Guest

Free

Not yet ready to join or just want to receive our mailings – join as our Guest.



Limitation on COPAA Membership
Membership is open to all persons who are interested in furtherance of the purposes of the Corporation, provided however: membership shall not normally be available to (1) persons currently work for, are employed by, or receive more than 50% of their income from, state, intermediate or local education agencies, as those terms are defined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (this includes teachers, administrators, or other school personnel) , or (2) attorneys who represent such agencies or who have represented such agencies within five years from the date of their application for membership, or (3) advocates or related professionals who provide representation, advice or consultation to such agencies or who have provided such services within five years from the date of the application for membership.    

School Board Members

A school board member who is an attorney, advocate, parent of a child with a disability, or other person may be considered for COPAA membership if they advocate for the educational rights of children with disabilities. This includes any person who has been elected or appointed to a school board but whose term has not begun. No school board member who does not advocate for the educational rights of children with disabilities may be considered for COPAA membership. Either a Board member or COPAA member designated by the Board shall interview the school board member, either by telephone or in person, during which the school board member shall describe his/her previous and future planned advocacy activities. An existing COPAA member shall notify the Board of Directors if he/she is elected or appointed to a school board, and provide the interview on the first renewal of his/her COPAA membership, and every 3 years thereafter.

COPAA Bylaws allow for exceptions to the above for individuals who meet the criteria. Click here to review criteria in the Full Scope of Limitation - COPAA Bylaws

Click Here to Apply for an Exception Under the Limitation Above

Questions or requests for exception should be sent to: membership @ copaa.org



Membership Scholarship Information:

Qualified individuals whose income is at or below the federal poverty level, or who currently experience extraordinary expenses that effectively reduce their family income to the poverty level, are eligible to apply for COPAA membership at a reduced fee of $5.

 

To apply for a scholarship, email membership@copaa.org with a brief explanation of your financial situation and why you qualify for a scholarship. You will be notified within one week whether your scholarship is granted. As with all COPAA memberships, membership privileges will begin after a signed membership application and payment are received and processed.


 
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