AOTA Alerts

Updated October 1, 2015

Volunteer opportunity: Apply to serve as the interim editor of the Administration & Management Special Interest Section (AMSIS) Quarterly. Learn more.

Share Your Stories: As 2017 approaches, we'd like to hear stories about clients you'll never forget or a miracle story you just have to share. Send your stories to or read more.

Prosthetics Proposal: AOTA asked Medicare to rescind a proposal on lower limb prosthetics that we believe is a disservice to beneficiaries.

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 Elections: Submit nominations of AOTA members to several elected leadership positions. Nominations due by October 16.

AJOT Special Issue: The September/October issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) is a special issue on autism.

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

Accreditation Actions: See the final accreditation decisions made by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) at its August 2015 meeting.

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.

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.

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.

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.