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AOTA Alerts

Updated April 11, 2014

New Edition of Framework: The 3rd edition of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process has been published online and in the March/April 2014 issue of AJOT. View a PDF (log in) or see it in AJOT.

Volunteer Opportunities: The Volunteer Leadership Development Committee (VLDC) is seeking candidates for a number of leadership positions across the Association. Deadline is April 25. See them all and consider volunteering.

Emerging Leaders: Are you an OT or OTA Student in the last year of  your professional preparation or new practitioner with 5 years or less experience who is ready to develop as a leader in your profession? Consider applying for AOTA’s Emerging Leaders Development Program. Application submission begins April 14.

Representative Assembly (RA): Find a summary of the Spring 2014 RA Online Meeting here (pdf).

Mental Health: Help recognize consumer and peer leaders and television and film professionals who educate the public about behavioral health by nominating them for a Voice Award 2014. Learn more on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) website.

ACOTE: The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) is seeking new members for the Roster of Accreditation Evaluators (RAE). RAE members evaluate the compliance with ACOTE Standards for more than 450 OT and OTA educational programs.

Older Drivers: Take this free online training on April 22 to become a We Need to Talk Facilitator. Learn how to conduct seminars that provide tools and information to adult children, caregivers, and friends who want to discuss limiting or stopping driving with an older adult.

Community of Leaders: Join the conversation. The AOTA Community of Leaders has articles and perspectives about leadership! Find out more at communityofleaders.org.

Evidence Exchange: We have new worksheets and guidelines for Critically Appraised Papers (CAPs) to make it easier and quicker to submit to the Evidence Exchange, AOTA's central repository for evidence-based literature reviews and related resources. The Evidence Exchange is now open for CAP submissions.

Coding: With new codes for occupational therapy and changing payment systems, AOTA needs direct access to occupational therapy practitioners with knowledge in these areas. Take a 5 minute survey to let us know your expertise and that you’d like to be a part of this important endeavor. We especially need practitioners in mental health and private practice.

Pediatric Chat: Join us for a pediatric chat on OT Toolkit for Autism Speaks, April 21 at 2 p.m. ET.

Scholarships: Apply for a scholarship to get a specialty certification in driving and community mobility. AOTA is working with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) to increase the availability of specialized OT services in driving and community mobility—particularly in underserved and rural areas. Scholarships available through AOTA’s Older Driver Initiative (funded through the NHTSA Cooperative Agreement). Contact Elin Schold Davis at driverhelp@aota.org for more information!