AOTA Alerts

Updated September 13, 2017

Upcoming Opportunities

By September 20—Organize a backpack weigh-in to participate in AOTA’s National School Backpack Awareness Day. Find tips and handouts here.

By October 9—Submit a poster proposal for AOTA's Specialty Conference: School-Based Practice.

By October 12—Looking for a leadership position within AOTA? Check out open positions here and submit your nomination for AOTA Elections.

More AOTA News

Hill Day: We are five states from having all 50 states represented at AOTA’s Centennial Hill Day on September 25. If you live or vote in MT, ND, OK, OR, or SD and want to attend, email

Evidence Byte: Learn how to apply systematic review findings on adults with cancer to your practice through AJOT’s Evidence Connections.

Practice Response: Read a practice response by AOTA's Commission on Practice (COP) about dry needling in occupational therapy practice.

Statement on ACOTE® Decision: AOTA's Board of Directors issued this statement in response to the decision by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) to mandate to move the entry-level degree for the occupational therapist to the doctoral level by 2027.

Student Membership: Find out what perks your OT or OTA program can get if 75% to 100% of students in your program join AOTA. Learn about the Student Membership Circle

Board Priorities: To support AOTA’s new Vision 2025, the successor to the Centennial Vision, AOTA’s Board of Directors has created a 3-year strategic plan for 2018 to 2020. Read about the Fiscal Year 2018 strategic priorities

Member Webinar Series: Our monthly Member Appreciation Plus webinars provide you with practical, professional, and up-to-date information. Members can earn 1 contact hour on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 pm ET. 

New OT Evaluation Codes: Find all of our educational resources on the new CPT OT evaluation codes, including a new webcast for pediatric clients.

New Practitioner Pledge: Students can ensure the profession meets its Vision 2025 goals by taking a pledge to stay an active AOTA member for at least the next 5 years.