Developmental Disabilities SIS

The goal of the Developmental Disabilities Special Interest Section (DDSIS) is to focus on how OT assessment and intervention can facilitate the inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities in home, school, work, and community life.

DDSIS was one of the five original Special Interest Sections developed by AOTA in 1977 (the others were Gerontology [now Productive Aging], Mental Health, Physical Disabilities [now Rehabilitation & Disability], and Sensory Integration [now Sensory Integration & Processing]).

The DDSIS provides a forum for practitioners, educators, students, and researchers to exchange information and strategies and network with each other by highlighting best practice, current trends, and research updates.


DDSIS Quarterly articles (open to all members) 

SIS Quarterly Practice Connections publication (open to all members) 

DDSIS Discussion Forum (open to all members)

Feeding, Eating, and Swallowing Forum (open to all members)

To join DDSIS, contact AOTA Membership at 301-652-2682, ext. 2769 or toll free at 800-SAY-AOTA (1-800-729-2682).

DDSIS Standing Committee Members (Term of Office, 2017-2020)

Meghan Blaskowitz

Meghan Blaskowitz, DrPH, MOT, OTR/L: Professional Development Coordinator

Anne Cronin Elaina DaLomba
Anne Cronin, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, ATP: Chairperson
Elaina DaLomba, PhD, OTR/L: Quarterly Editor


Dennis Cleary

 Cuyler Romeo

Dennis Cleary, MS, OTD, OTRL: Communication Coordinator Cuyler Romeo, M.O.T., OTR/L, SCFES, CLC: Feeding, Eating, and Swallowing Forum Moderator