Updated April 20, 2014
Therapy Cap Update: AOTA members made their voice heard, sending 20,000 letters to their representatives and senators. Despite large support in the Senate, the therapy cap repeal amendment failed to pass. Regardless, we made significant progress towards a brighter future for the OT profession including an extension of the exceptions process until 2017! Read more.
AOTA Elections: Congratulations to the winners of the AOTA Elections. New terms begin July 1, 2015.
Emerging Leaders: Apply to be an Emerging Leader! Learn more.
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.
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.