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Empowering the Profession
April 11, 2016 1:53 PM by Dillon Stickle
This blog post was written by Kate Bortz, editorial assistant at ADVANCE and the on-site correspondent for AOTA 2016. The AOTA Annual Conference and Expo officially kicked of on Thursday night with a welcome address from AOTA President Ginny Stoffel. Read More...
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Intimacy and Disabilities
April 8, 2016 11:51 AM by Dillon Stickle
This blog was written by Kate Bortz, editorial assistant at ADVANCE and the on-site correspondent for AOTA 2016. CHICAGO -- While occupational therapists deal with the many day-to-day functions of their patients, Kathryn Ellis, MOT, and Michelle Nordstrom, Read More...
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AOTA Annual Conference Coming to Chicago
March 11, 2016 11:26 AM by Brian Ferrie
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has issued a press release announcing that an estimated 10,000 occupational therapy clinicians, educators, and students will gather in Chicago to attend the organization's 96 th Annual Conference & Read More...
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OT and PT Stand Out in 2016 ‘Best Jobs' Ranking
February 4, 2016 1:16 PM by Brian Ferrie
Every year, professionals, students and prospective students across the country eagerly await " The 100 Best Jobs " ranking published by U.S. News & World Report . The just-released 2016 list offers great reason for occupational and physical therapy Read More...
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Hillary Clinton’s Autism Initiative
January 8, 2016 12:03 PM by Dillon Stickle
In her latest big move toward winning the primary elections, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced in Iowa this week her agenda to improve the lives of Americans with Autism. So far, no other presidential candidate has forthrightly spoken Read More...
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New Home Health Bill Recognizes OT
December 23, 2015 4:55 PM by Brian Ferrie
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Bethesda, Md., has issued a press release revealing that on Dec. 8, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Dean Heller (R-NV) introduced the Medicare Home Heath Flexibility Act (S. 2364). This bill would Read More...
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AOTA Announces New York OTA Licensure Law
November 24, 2015 3:02 PM by Dillon Stickle
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) announced in a news release Friday that the state of New York just became the final state to enact a licensure law for occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) following Hawaii, who enacted their licensure Read More...
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AOTF Announces Research Priorities
November 5, 2015 11:21 AM by Brian Ferrie
The American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF), Bethesda, Md., issued a press release in late October announcing research priorities to work toward its vision of a vibrant science that builds knowledge to support effective, evidence-based occupational Read More...
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Baby Boomers and Joint Pain
October 16, 2015 3:36 PM by Dillon Stickle
This blog was written by Debra Karplus, author for the blog "When OTs Wear White Shoes." In the 1960s and ‘70s, a good number of baby boomers, post-war people born between the years 1946 and 1964, were rolling, lighting up, and passing around marijuana Read More...
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OT Practitioners Are Headed to Capitol Hill
September 18, 2015 5:29 PM by Brian Ferrie
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) just issued a press release this week declaring that hundreds of OT clinicians, educators, and students from across the United States will meet with elected officials Sept. 28 on Capitol Hill. They Read More...
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OTs Teaching PTs
September 4, 2015 10:40 AM by Dillon Stickle
While there are many important differences between the physical and occupational therapy fields, it is more often than not found that each profession can learn a lot from the other. Back in July I went to visit Phoebe Ministries, a non-profit, multi-facility Read More...
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AOTA Issues Backpack Safety Tips
August 5, 2015 3:37 PM by Brian Ferrie
With the start of school approaching, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Bethesda, Md., issued a press release on July 30 stating, in part: "Heavy loads carried by more than 79 million students across the U.S. can cause low-back pain Read More...
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Breakthrough for OTs to Provide Behavioral Health Services
July 1, 2015 1:12 PM by Brian Ferrie
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Bethesda, Md., recently issued a press release announcing a major achievement for the profession -- inclusion of occupational therapy in newly established criteria for mental health services. On May Read More...
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Building Capacity
April 8, 2014 12:05 PM by Danielle Bullen
"I am honored and to stand before you as the 29 th president of the AOTA." So said Virginia "Ginny" Stoffel, PhD, OT, BCMH, FAOTA to a crowd at the 2014 AOTA Annual Conference and Expo on Friday, April 3 rd . Her presidential address was called, "Attitude, Read More...
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Everyday Hope
April 7, 2014 9:35 AM by Danielle Bullen
Baltimore, April 4, 2014-You may have seen a commercial featuring a bunch of guys playing wheelchair basketball. At the end of their game--which featured all the good-natured trash-talking typical of the scene--all but one of the guys gets out the wheelchairs. Read More...
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