AOTA Alerts

Updated October 12, 2017

Upcoming Opportunities

On October 23 to 27—Follow the Representative Assembly’s online meeting

By October 31—Submit your Student Membership Circle application for your OT or OTA program.

By November 6—Member Appreciation Celebration runs from November 6 to 10. As part of the celebration, we offer free webinars for AOTA members. Webinars fill up fast, so register today! 

More AOTA News

Evidence: Are you integrating evidence into your practice? We want to hear and share success stories from across the profession, including managers, clinicians, researchers, students, and faculty members. 

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.

Draft Standards: Review the second draft of the ACOTE Standards and provide feedback by 11/1 on whether it should be adopted in December 2017 or if a third draft is needed.

Actions: See the final accreditation decisions made by ACOTE at its August 2017 meeting (pdf).

Accreditation Visits: You can provide comments regarding upcoming on-site evaluations (pdf).  

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.