Gloria Frolek Clark, PhD, OTR/L has been notified that she is one of AOTA's 2015 Recognition of Achievement Award Recipients. The award will be presented in Nashville during AOTA Annual Conference.
April is Occupational Therapy Month
April 16-19, 2015 Annual Conference (Nashville)
October 9-10, 2015 IOTA Conference
Plan to celebrate AOTA's Centennial in 2017
We need your HELP now. Please take 5 minutes to make a huge difference for many clients across the state who can not access OT, PT, and SLP services due to the high co-pay costs from their insurance. It is critical that you contact your state representative and ask them to encourage Rep. Linda Miller to pass the bill out of the Human Resource Committee or this bill that we have worked on for several years will die. Go to Advocacy link to read more about this bill.
Do this Monday or Tuesday. Click here for more information (including how to find your legislators and a sample email). Thank you.
Capitol Hill Day
IOTA held our second annual Iowa Capitol Day on February 18, 2015. Occupational therapy practitioners and students from across Iowa attended this event. In addition to providing an afternoon break for legislators, attendees met with the legislators to discuss our occupational therapy profession and advocate for the co-equity bill. IOTA, IPTA, and ISHA are sponsoring a bill that would lower co-payments for clients. Some clients have co-payments from $40-100 each visit. This can make access to services prohibitive. Please talk with your legislators about supporting this bill that would lower these co-payments to a rate which is similar to the co-payments for a physician's visit. We hope to see you next year at this event!!
Benefits of Membership
Membership in IOTA is growing. This is great news since IOTA is a member-driven organization and relies on the members to operate. Membership dues are used to provide a fall conference, employing a lobbyist to protect consumers and the profession, scholarships, communication through website and newsletters, and encourages networking and professional growth.
Go to the Membership Page to join or renew today (credit cards accepted).
LEANNE O'BRIEN NEXT IOTA President
Leanne O'Brien was elected by electronic ballot and will begin her term as President of IOTA.
Congratulations, Leanne. Thank you to all members who voted.