AOTA Alerts

Updated May 27, 2016

AJOT Reviewers: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) is seeking researchers, scholars, educators, and seasoned practitioners to serve as reviewers for journal submissions. In-depth knowledge of research in emerging practice areas, such as oncology, is desirable. Contact Lori Gage Richards, Editor-in-Chief, at

2017 Annual Conference: Be a part of the Centennial Celebration! Submit a proposal to present at the 2017 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo in Philadelphia.

Volunteer Positions: The Volunteer Leadership Development Committee (VLDC) is seeking candidates for a number of leadership positions—apply by May 31.

Centennial: We’ll be highlighting significant events and influential persons in occupational therapy’s 100-year history next year when we celebrate the Centennial. Nominate a person or event that you think should be a part of the project.

Evidence Review: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is developing an evidence review on Medical and Sensory-Related Therapies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder-An Update. If you are interested in contributing scientific information to the review, you can submit it by June 15

ACOTE®: The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) is seeking new members for the Roster of Accreditation Evaluators (RAE). Apply here by June 20.

Academic Leader: AOTA's new Academic Leadership Institute allows faculty at all levels the opportunity to grow and develop as academic leaders in the profession (deadline June 24).

Representative Assembly (RA): The RA met in Chicago on April 7 for its Spring meeting. Read a summary of the meeting.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): The Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Adults With Traumatic Brain Injury is an update of a previously published guideline, and includes an Executive Summary for ease in translation to practice. Also, the May/June issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) is a special issue on TBI. Read it here.

Medicare Proposals: New proposed rules make it clear that the way Medicare pays for health care will be drastically changing. Read about how the proposals can affect occupational therapy.

Medicaid: Do you work with Medicaid beneficiaries? Our new Medicaid resources page has information for occupational therapy practitioners.

OTA Supervision: What are the supervision requirements in your state for occupational therapy assistants? Our newly revised chart has the answers.

ACOTE: AOTA's Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) is beginning the review process of its educational standards. Read more (pdf).

Accreditation Actions: See the final accreditation decisions that ACOTE® made at its April 2016 meeting (pdf).

AOTA Elections: Congratulations to the 2016 AOTA election winners whose terms of office will begin July 1, 2016.

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.

Scholarship: Students—apply for the E.K. Wise Scholarship. Deadline May 13.