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The Vermont Occupational Therapy Association is a non-profit,  volunteer organization that provides a professional community for its members.  We represent occupational therapy to the public, engage in activities to advocate for the profession, and provide continuing education opportunities for all occupational therapy practitioners. 


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Maine OT Association Call for papers

VT LEND Fellowship

Vermont AT Program

Stay up to date on current events. Click the News link above. 


Events

Stay up to date and join us for special events. Use the link above.


EMPLOYMENT

UVM OTD Clinical AssistantProfessor positions

Use our employment link above to learn more about posting a job via VOTA social media, our website, and Newsletter.



University of Vermont Receives is $5.75 Million to Build Occupational Therapy Labs


https://www.uvm.edu/news/cnhs/university-vermont-receives-575-million-build-occupational-therapy-labs 


AOTA offers an easy way to contact your representatives to support the “Stabilizing Medicare Access to Rehabilitation and Therapy Act” or SMART Act (H.R. 5536). Reducing impact of OTA Medicare payment cuts especially in rural and underserved areas is vital to access to OTA services in VT. Also the act includes changing the requirement for direct supervision in private practice settings to general. This aligns with our VT state licensure laws. Please use the easy link below to contact our representatives. 


https://www.votervoice.net/mobile/AOTA/Campaigns/97539/Respond


For anyone who would be interested in learning how to become a Nordic ski guide for the visually impaired, there is an opportunity up at Craftsbury on January 6th-8th to become a guide. There is a Zoom training prior to the actual guiding. You just need to be an intermediate or better classic Nordic skier. I am including the link from NE chapter of Ski for Light. Scroll down and you will see the Craftsbury event. There should be a link to an application. Please share the link with those who would be interested. https://nesfl.org/




2022 VOTA Award Nominations

VOTA needs your help to nominate therapists who deserve recognition. 

Please consider nominating a fellow colleague or therapist you have seen and heard demonstrating the criteria for any of the three awards:

Outstanding Occupational Therapist of the Year

Outstand Occupational Therapy Assistant of the Year

Award of Outstanding Achievement

Please include a paragraph of who and why you feel the individual is fitting for the award, and submit via Google Form. Forms are due December 31, 2022.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0WTBJgv0qb1HSnDCTLSTHy4ocMi8dwNUuiwbwuhMoLUvhkA/viewform 






Thank you for joining us for our free webinars!

All members can access the webinars via the following link:

2022 Meetings and Conferences

2021 Virtual Conference

Interested or need additional contact hours for your license? Reach out to Chelsea to access previous VOTA recordings or opportunities that you might have missed: votavp@gmail.com





Work in Public Service? Get Your Student Loans Forgiven

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https://www.sanders.senate.gov/bernie-buzz/work-in-public-service-get-your-student-loans-forgiven/





2021 Annual VOTA Fall Conference


THANK YOU TO THE 2021 VOTA FALL GOLD LEVEL CONFERENCE SPONSORS 

Gold Level- National Seating and Mobility

National Seating and Mobility was founded in 1992, and originally had 5 locations.  We now have 141 locations across 45 states, and 4 locations in Canada.  NSM arrived in Vermont during June of 2018 when it acquired the Complex Rehab division of the Medical Store.  We are committed to providing the most experienced service and effective products to our clients, as well as professional clinical support to therapists and physicians.

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Here is the link to our Youtube video-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4jseCO4NCY&authuser=0

Gold Level- UVM Medical Center Rehabilitation Therapies

At the University of Vermont Medical Center our team of over 40 occupational therapists offer a compassionate, patient-centered approach to care, backed by evidence-based research. Our occupational therapists provide treatment in both inpatient and outpatient locations serving patients with a wide range of orthopedic, neurological and developmental conditions. Our settings and specialty services include a Level 1 Trauma Center, Inpatient Rehab Facility, Hand Therapy, and Driver Rehabilitation. We have interdisciplinary clinics and programs for ALS, concussion, movement disorders, assistive technology, pediatric feeding, and pain management.As an academic medical center, we strive to continually add to the body of knowledge regarding the effectiveness of Occupational Therapy and we support the training and development of students and practitioners at all experience levels.




OT and OTA students please join VOTA

Benefits include:

Quarterly newsletter

Access to our  Student forum 

Share Research Surveys (via Student forum, Facebook, or contact votapublicrelations@gmail.com)

Eligibility to submit for our annual Book Scholarship (awarded each August)

Important information about OT in Vermont

Employment Opportunities

Fieldwork Placement Assistance (email: votapublicrelations@gmail.com)

Low cost Annual VOTA Conference 

Only $15 for a 1 year membership




Become a member

Our new rolling membership allows you to become a member and enjoy one or three year memberships without worrying about the calendar year!

Join VOTA to stay informed about OT related issues in the state of Vermont, gain access to a directory of other Occupational Therapy practitioners in the state, get priority notice of events, discounted rate for the Annual Conference and more!





Aging in Place for Older Vermonters- Resources and Supports:

Sherry Pidgeon, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM, CDP has created a new Facebook group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1299520753887651/members 

Learn more using the following link:   News



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Next deadline for newsletter submissions

December 16, 2022


Please access our news section to obtain information regarding our Book Scholarship (deadline August each year) and Diane Aja Scholarship (deadline February each year). 

          Vermont Occupational Therapy Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. |VOTA PO Box 925 Richmond, VT 05477

Would you like to become more involved? Email us at: informationvota@gmail.com


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