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  • Sat, March 11, 2017 6:36 PM | Tiana Nguyen (Administrator)

    Please see attached for more information regarding open positions for the DCOTA Executive Board (President, Vice President & Treasurer): DCOTA Nominations 2017.pdf 
    Nominations are due by Friday, March 24, 2017 at 5PM. 
    Elections will be held from Friday, March 31 - Sunday, April 16 - midnight. The new board members will be announced at DCOTA Annual Conference on April 29.

  • Tue, February 21, 2017 3:29 PM | Tiana Nguyen (Administrator)

    Please see below for the poster presentations that will be at the DCOTA Annual Conference:
    DCOTA Poster sessions 2 19-2.pdf

  • Fri, January 20, 2017 1:21 PM | Tiana Nguyen (Administrator)

    If you are interested in presenting a poster at DCOTA Annual Conference, please submit the following form: DCOTA Poster Presentation Proposal Form final 2.pdf

  • Mon, January 09, 2017 6:55 PM | Tiana Nguyen (Administrator)

    Are you interested in being an exhibit vendor or sponsor for DCOTA Annual Conference on April 29, 2017? If so, please complete this form: DCOTA Vendor 2017 Updated March 1.pdf

  • Wed, December 14, 2016 7:49 PM | Tiana Nguyen (Administrator)

    My name is Jaime Schilling, and I am a Post Professional Doctoral student in the Occupational Therapy Department of Quinnipiac University. I am a co-investigator in a study exploring how school-based occupational therapists who spend at least 75% of each week working in public schools within the United States, are supporting student attainment of keyboarding skills for children in grades kindergarten through twelve. Through this brief survey, your answers will be helpful in enhancing our knowledge of the practice patterns and intervention approaches school-based occupational therapists are using in order to promote the development of keyboarding skills in students attending public schools.
    This survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete, and your responses are completely anonymous. It would be greatly appreciated if you could pass this survey on to additional public school-based occupational therapists working with children, in grades kindergarten through twelve, you know or work with, to help us obtain additional participants. This study is strictly voluntary and your participation is in no way required. If you have any questions please contact Jaime Schilling M.S., OTR/L at Jaime.Schilling@quinnipiac.edu or Mindy Garfinkel OTD, OTR/L at Mindy.Garfinkel@quinnipiac.edu. We appreciate your participation. Thank you.
    We invite you to participate in our survey here: 

  • Sat, December 10, 2016 4:27 PM | Tiana Nguyen (Administrator)

    Alcorehab.org is proud to award $6,000 in scholarships each year to three students, who share their vision on the dangers of alcohol abuse and addiction. 
    If you are concerned with the effects of alcohol abuse and addiction and want to help raise awareness of its dangers, we encourage you to share your vision and have a chance to win money to cover your educational expenses.
    You will find all the necessary information here: https://alcorehab.org/scholarship/

  • Fri, December 02, 2016 5:12 PM | Tiana Nguyen (Administrator)

    MigVapor Essay Contest - Are you passionate about making this world tobacco-free? If yes, here’s the good news for you: MigVapor awards $3,000 in scholarships every year to the students who are committed to playing their part in preventing the deaths caused by smoking tobacco. MigVapor offers scholarship awards for the students who present their well-researched and evidence-based essay to encourage smokers to kick their addiction. Remember, smoking not only impacts the smoker, but also other people around them.

    For more information, as well as eligibility information, can be found here: https://www.migvapor.com/scholarship

  • Thu, October 27, 2016 8:06 AM | Tiana Nguyen (Administrator)

    Become a mentor or mentee through the DCOTA mentorship program! You may apply to be a mentee as a student or a new practitioner. Deadline has been extended to Sunday, November 6. 
    Mentors and mentees will be paired by related practice area and/or career goals. (For example, a mentee who's goal is to learn how to start their own clinic will be paired with a mentor who is a business owner). 
    Mentors earn PDU credits through NBCOT.

    Program Goals:

    • To develop professional relationships between future, new and experienced occupational therapists in the DC area
    • To provide a platform for career and educational development

    Application Requirements:

    • Mentors must have at least 5 years of experience
    • Mentors and mentees must be DCOTA members 
    Applications due Sunday, November 6, 2016. Please send completed applications to info@dcota.org

    Please click below for more information on the program and for applications:
    Mentorship program overview.doc
    Mentor Application.doc
    New Practitioner Application.docx
    Student Application.docx

  • Fri, October 07, 2016 7:19 PM | Tiana Nguyen (Administrator)

    DCOTA is looking for volunteers to help with pre-conference planning and advertising, as well as for volunteers for the day of conference. Conference will be on April 29, 2017. Volunteers will be meeting Saturday, October 15 11am-12pm at Providence Hospital Rehab. Refreshments will be provided! Please email info@dcota.org if you would like to volunteer.

  • Fri, September 30, 2016 6:51 PM | Tiana Nguyen (Administrator)

    AOTA is accepting nominations for eligible candidates to run for the RA Representative position for the District of Columbia. Eligible candidates must have at least 2 years of practice experience, be members of AOTA and their respective state association, and have lived in the state for one full year. The term is for 3 years beginning on July 1, 2017 and ending on June 30, 2020. Please click here for more information: http://www.aota.org/AboutAOTA/Get-Involved/nominate-election.aspx Nominations close on October 13th, 2016. 

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