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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...
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...
Digging Deeper: Regional and State Spotlights
July 5, 2011 1:16 PM by Jessica LaGrossa
We recently introduced Regional Spotlights on our site. From California to New York, you can now click on your region to find out what's new in occupational therapy across the US. This is a great way to stay informed about important legislation in your Read More...
“State” of Affairs
May 26, 2010 12:28 PM by Jessica LaGrossa
Since I started writing for ADVANCE for OT last fall, I've had several story assignments-but none has intrigued me quite as much as my current project, a cover story slated to run on June 7. The story is about OT's scope of practice in the area of wound Read More...
RA Passes Re-vamping Measures
April 30, 2010 9:32 AM by EJ Brown
Not long after rejecting a restructuring proposal that would have replaced the RA with a 15- to 21-member regional council yesterday, the Representative Assembly moved ahead to look at the issues that proposal addressed. The assembly voted 35-27 against Read More...
RA Passes Consent Agenda, Motions on Re-licensure Model and Internat'l FW Resources
April 7, 2009 11:19 AM by EJ Brown
The Representative Assembly is in full swing this week, having already voted on several measures and in discussion of several more. The assembly passed the items on Consent Agenda Y, and also voted unanimously to have the Commission on Continuing Competence Read More...
RA Update: International Fieldwork, Licensure Standards for Re-entry Get Favorable Comments
April 2, 2009 10:15 PM by EJ Brown
On day 4 of the 2009 Representative Assembly, the body is still awaiting passage of Consent Agenda Y, which recommends defeat of three orginal motions with which task groups (TGs) have replaced some substitute motions. They are: Motion 1 , which would Read More...
Results of the ADVANCE 2009 Survey of Issues Facing State Occupational Therapy Associations
March 1, 2009 8:56 PM by EJ Brown
State association officers across the country who participated in a recent issues survey told us of myriad challenges they will have this year on two fronts: finding and fighting legislatve encroachment from other disciplines and keeping their own numbers Read More...
Welcome to the Pennsylvania OT Association Conference!
October 3, 2008 12:18 PM by Jill Glomstad
500 Pennsylvania OTs and OTAs are meeting today and tomorrow (Oct. 3 & 4) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in King of Prussia, PA. The conference kicked off with the opening greetings and keynote speech. Outgoing POTA president Sharon Kurfuerst welcomed Read More...


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