Please join the Arizona Occupational Therapy Association for our Spring Conference on Saturday, April 29 at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. Registration is now open for this one-day educational event. Pediatric and Adult tracks will be offered, with each providing a total of 7 contact hours.
Sign up soon to take advantage of our early bird registration rates, which are good through 4/1/2017:
To register, or to learn more about the conference, please visit www.arizota.org/conference.
SB1030 has passed the Senate floor and will be moving to the House of Representatives. The roll call was 26 (in favor) - 3 (not in favor) - 1 (not voting). Please click the link below to find the breakdown of senators who supported/did not support the bill.
UPDATE January 31st, 2017
SB1030 has passed the Senates Appropriations Committee. The roll call was 8 (in favor) - 1 (not in favor) - 1 (not voting). Please click the link below to find the breakdown of senators who supported/did not support the bill.
The Arizona Occupational Therapy Association with the support of Senator Nancy Barto introduced senate bill 1030.
How can you help?
Please watch your emails and the ArizOTA website for updates and any call to action.
Please save the date for the Arizona Occupational Therapy Association's Spring Conference on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Midwestern University! This one-day education event will offer attendees two different tracks to choose from including pediatric and adult content. Additional information about the agenda, speakers, and vendors will be coming soon!
Voting began on January 10th, 2017 and closes on January 31st, 2017. You can view all of the candidates here: http://ow.ly/we8n3078Jaf. ArizOTA would like to recognize the AZ practitioners running this year. Debbie Hines for AOTA Treasure, Cuyler M. Romero for RA, Emily Schulz for RA, and Lara Taggart for RA.
Are you interested in gaining hands-on splinting experience while also learning about its appropriateness for your clients with neurologically based hand impairments? ArizOTA’s Neuro SIS Group is hosting a course that will provide both splinting practice and learning opportunities on January 21, 2017 from 8:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. at A.T. Still University. Hurry, registration is limited so click here for more information and to register.
Title: SPLINTING the Neurologically Impaired Hand by Tania Shearon, MOT, CHT, PYT-C
Assistant Professor A.T. Still University
When: January 21, 2017
A.T. Still University
5850 E. Still Circle
Mesa, AZ 85206
-The room is Mogollon on the second floor of the main building.
8am -8:30am Registration
8:30am -12:30pm workshop
Description: We will be making 3 or 4 splints including: oval 8's, Intrinsic -, C-bar, and a resting hand splint- all useful for the neurologically impaired hand, We will discuss material, strapping and problem solve the difficult scenarios including deformities and abnormal tone.
Cost: $50.00 includes, materials, fabrication and light mid-morning refreshments. Registration Limited -Minimum 10 to 18 Maximum registrants. CEU's available.
The Arizona Occupational Therapy Association is now accepting Call for Paper submissions for our Annual 2017 Spring Conference which will be in late April/early May in Phoenix, Arizona. ArizOTA is looking for dynamic speakers who will present about various aspects of occupational therapy, such as emerging practice areas, new evidence based practice guidelines, and assessment and intervention strategies for individuals across the lifespan. Applicants may select to present a one-hour presentation, two-hour short course, half-day, full-day or poster presentation. Submissions are due by December 19th at midnight.
Dear Arizona Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants,
It's July and time to renew/join the Arizona Occupational Therapy Association today! Our membership runs on the fiscal year from July 1st - June 30th. Why Join? We Need YOU!
Reasonable Membership Fee:
You can sign up online, over the phone, or mail in your registration. For more information visit www.ArizOTA.org or contact us at:
P.O. Box 11803
Glendale, AZ 85318
SB1305 is a proposed bill that is currently being proposed at the state capitol that would cover occupational services for outpatient adult AHCCCS patients. As you already know the passing of this bill would be a historic triumph for OT's and OTA's all around the state to start working with the adult AHCCCS population that can benefit greatly from our services. Please visit our legislative section to obtain more information and see how you can become more involved.Read more...
We are pleased to announce ArizOTA's student internship program! If you are a current OT/OTA student member you are eligible for this internship program. This opportunity will allow you to work closely with an ArizOTA Board Member and/or Committee Members on the functions and day to day tasks for the assigned internship position.
Benefits of this program include the following:
For more information please visit the student section of our website to fill out an application. Upon completion one of our board/committee members will reach out to you for further assistance.