Updated March 20, 2014
AOTA Elections: Congratulations to the winners of the AOTA Elections. New terms begin July 1, 2015.
PAC Madness: AOTPAC's “PACMadness” tournament lets teams (states) battle it out to get to the top spot with the most contributors! Only AOTA members are eligible to participate March 1 to April 4. Join the fun (log in)!
RA Motions: AOTA members can review the Representative Assembly (RA) motions action items and provide feedback to their RA representatives. Read more.
Mental Health Advocacy: Occupational therapy is included in draft criteria for new programs to expand access to quality mental health services. Help ensure it's in the final criteria by writing comments.
Stop the Therapy Cap: Rep. Boustany introduced our bill to permanently repeal the Medicare Therapy Cap in the House. Read more and contact your legislators today.
Telerehab Survey: Are you currently performing telerehab services? Please take this 5-minute survey to help the American Telemedicine Association’s Telerehabilitation Special Interest Group collect valuable reimbursement and practice trends.
Scholarship: AOTA is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 E.K. Wise Scholarship. Deadline May 5.
Volunteer Opportunity: The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) is currently seeking new members for the Roster of Accreditation Evaluators (RAE) with a strategic emphasis on the recruitment of a diverse pool of accreditation volunteers. Occupational therapy practitioners are strongly encouraged to apply.
Evidence Byte: Occupational therapists make moderate contributions to self-management interventions for adults with chronic conditions according to a systematic review in Clinical Rehabilitation.
Accreditation Actions: See the final accreditation decisions made by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) at its December 2014 meeting (first bullet under the Accreditation Actions heading).
Call for Papers: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) announces calls for papers for several upcoming special issues on ASD, pediatric OT, OT education, and TBI. Also, consider submitting a Health Policy Perspectives column for AJOT.
Board Position Statement: AOTA’s Board of Directors issued a position statement to articulate their view that future occupational therapists will need to be doctorally prepared for entry-level practice by 2025. Read about the background and the process moving forward. Pros and Cons table updated September 8, 2014. Schedule for webinars added September 11, 2014. Information on Task Force added November 10, 2014.