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Updated August 21, 2015

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.

Save the date for a Backpack Chat: We're talking about ways to commemorate AOTA’s National School Backpack Awareness Day (celebrated on September 16) during a live chat at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, September 3 with Karen Jacobs, EdD, OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA, and AOTA’s Media Relations Manager Katie Riley.

AOTA Awards: Nominate a colleague who has made significant contributions to the profession for an AOTA award. Deadline September 18

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

Official Documents: The 20th edition of Reference Manual of the Official Documents of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. is now available

AOTA Residency Program: The program just granted four more residency sites with candidacy status. Find out more about AOTA's Residency program here.

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.

Continuing Competency Requirements: What does your state require for license renewal? Our newly updated state-by-state chart will help you find that quickly. Download the chart on this page.

Fieldwork Educators: AOTA offers the opportunity to advance your skills at the AOTA Fieldwork Educator Certificate Program. Find upcoming workshops here

Hill Day Registration Open: Want to advocate for your profession in Washington, D.C.? Register to participate in AOTA's Hill Day, which is on September 28.

AOTA's National School Backpack Awareness Day is September 16: Help raise awareness of backpack safety by holding a weigh-in event. Download and print our handouts, including the new Backpack Weigh-In Sheet.

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.

Falls Prevention: Promote OT’s role with falls prevention on Falls Prevention Awareness Day on September 23. Use our resources to start preparing your event today.

Evidence Byte: Write a critically appraised paper (CAP) summary of an individual research article and submit it to AOTA's Evidence Exchange. A new round of submissions begins on September 1.

Distinct Value: Learn about the work of an ad hoc committee that created the Distinct Value Statement and what AOTA's plans are for the statement in the near future.

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.