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AOTA Alerts

Updated August 28, 2015

Review Proposed Bylaws Amendments: Proposed revisions to the AOTA Bylaws are open for member review and input for 60 days (August 24 to October 24). Review the draft amendments to the Bylaws here.

Managers Leadership Development: If you’re a manager with more than 5 years of OT/OTA experience, you can apply for the AOTA Leadership Development Program for Managers. Applications accepted from 9/15 to 10/13

AOTA's National School Backpack Awareness Day is September 16: Help raise awareness of backpack safety by holding a weigh-in event. Download and print our handouts, including the new Backpack Weigh-In Sheet. Get tips for a successful event during a live chat at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, September 3 with Karen Jacobs, EdD, OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA, and AOTA’s Media Relations Manager Katie Riley.

AOTA Awards: Nominate a colleague who has made significant contributions to the profession for an AOTA award. Deadline September 18

Entry Level Degree Update: ACOTE® released a statement on the entry-level degree for the OT and OTA in August. Read more.

Evidence Byte: Looking for new ways to incorporate evidence-based practice (EBP) resources into your curriculum? We created this resource list to meet the special needs of educators.

Official Documents: The 20th edition of Reference Manual of the Official Documents of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. is now available

AOTA Residency Program: The program just granted four more residency sites with candidacy status. Find out more about AOTA's Residency program here.

Student Membership Circle: AOTA’s Student Membership Circle supports academic programs' student membership initiatives. Student Membership Circle recipients are determined based on the number of enrolled students that are also current active members of AOTA. Application deadline October 31.

Hill Day Registration Open: Want to advocate for your profession in Washington, D.C.? Register to participate in AOTA's Hill Day, which is on September 28.

Documentation Conference: Register to attend AOTA's Specialty Conference: Effective Documentation, which is in suburban Chicago on October 2 to 3. 

Education Summit: Register to attend the AOTA/OTCAS Education Summit. October 17 to 18 in Denver.

Falls Prevention: Promote OT’s role with falls prevention on Falls Prevention Awareness Day on September 23. Use our resources to start preparing your event today.

Distinct Value: Learn about the work of an ad hoc committee that created the Distinct Value Statement and what AOTA's plans are for the statement in the near future.

Strategic Priorities: AOTA's Board of Directors set the following Centennial Vision priorities for the Association in fiscal year 2016, which runs from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

Call for Papers: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) announces calls for papers for several upcoming special issues.

Fieldwork Educators: AOTA offers the opportunity to advance your skills at the AOTA Fieldwork Educator Certificate Program. Find upcoming workshops here