Interested in the AOTA Emerging Leaders Development Program? Applications are open through May 11, 2015. Go to: http://www.aota.org/Education-Careers/Advance-Career/ELDP.aspx.
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
REACHING THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE SOON.....
Advocating for occupational therapy profession and clients is a critical responsibility of the Iowa Occupational Therapy Association (IOTA) and all occupational therapy practitioners and students in Iowa.
PLEASE HELP. The co-pay equity bill will soon reach Governor Branstad's office. They need to hear from occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, occupational therapy students (OTS and OTAS), as well as clients and their families.
Contact the governor's office (various means below) and ask him to support co-pay equity language for physical therapy/occupational therapy/speech therapy in SF505. Go to https://governor.iowa.gov/contact This site provides you with a link to "register an opinion". Click on that--in the text box ask him to support co-pay equity language for PT/OT/ST in SF505. Or call and give your information to a staff member.
Please contact the governor, ask your colleagues to do this, and pass this on to clients. We need to advocate for client access to services now and throughout June.
For those of you who have contacted your senators and house representatives--take time to send them a thank you for their consideration of this issue.
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).
Students interested in IOTA student scholarships ($1000 for OTS and $500 for OTAS) are invited to complete the form on line by June 1, 2015. See Education section for more information. If you have questions--please contact Dr. Gloria Frolek Clark at email@example.com