Updated January 28, 2014
Internship Opportunity: OT and OTA students can apply for an internship with the AOTA Special Interest Sections. Apply by January 30.
Representative Assembly Motions: Draft a motion to be considered by the Representative Assembly at its spring meeting (log in). Deadline February 6. Find a summary of the Fall meeting here (log in).
AOTA Elections: View a list of candidates running for the 2015 AOTA Elections (log in). Voting is now open! Also, check out the candidates’ responses to questions on the OT Connections Elections forum (log in).
AJOT: The January/February 2015 issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) is a special issue on stroke.
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).
2015 Award Winners: Congratulations to AOTA members who won a 2015 AOTA Award!
Evidence Byte: Read about OT’s evidence-based contributions in self-management of chronic conditions in this systematic scoping review published in Clinical Rehabilitation.
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.