Application for Membership open:

Monday, June 22, 2020 at 4:15 PM EDT
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 5:15 PM EDT

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Special Needs Advocacy Network, Inc. 

Group Membership - Join Today !

Group Membership benefits include the following:

30% discount on entrance fees to SPaN’s high-quality events including:
Monthly professional development
Annual BSEA Update 

Eligibility for listing in our Professional Directory accessed by families and professionals statewide and to be featured in our Introducing...Section 

Networking and brainstorming with Special Education Advocates with a wide range of experience and expertise

Mentorship and training from proven, seasoned advocates

Access to Members Only section of the SPaN website

For those who choose to secure listings in our Professional Directory, we are pleased to offer our "Introducing..." Section on our website's homepage where we feature Advocate's names, contact info, web-links and photo, on a bi-weekly, rotating schedule throughout duration of their membership term.  This provides optimal exposure during the academic year - a fantastic opportunity to market your services! To participate you must opt in by emailing and provide a photo.

Due to trhe COVID-19 Crisis SPaN is offering a 6-month group membership option. The pricing will be at 50% of a full year membership, with the option to renew. 

Membership Rates  

Groups (1 year membership for up to 10 individuals):

  • 1 Year Membership Only  $210  
  • 1 Year Membership Professional Directory Listing $275.00  includes 1 (one) listing only 
  • 1 Year Additional listings for a Group are $50/each

Groups (6 month membership term for up to 10 individuals):

  • 6-month Membership Only $105 
  • 6-month Membership with Professional Directly Listing  $137.50  - includes 1 (one) listing only
  • 6-month Additional Listings for a group are $25/each

A Guest user is NOT a membership, this feature allows non-members to register for events only. Higher rates may apply see Programming Information for more details.

* Professional Directory Listing  Requirements  A fundamental goal of the Board of Directors for SPaN has been to develop and promote standards for practicing advocates and promote the recognition of advocacy as a profession.   SPaN recognizes and supports ongoing learning as essential for advocates to stay current in field of advocacy. Therefore, to have a professional listing on the SPaN Website each listing member must meet the required 12+ hour ongoing training standard. Continuing education hours can be achieved through the SPaN workshops, Federation trainings, any conferences, presentations, classes that you attend related to the field of special education and advocacy.  For more information regarding this requirement  click here