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.
Registration is now open!!
Sign up today for the 2021 Annual VOTA Conference
VOTA is offering a Free virtual conference for all VOTA members starting on Saturday, October 30th and ending Friday, November 5th. This conference will consist of 7 sessions focusing on
Adaptive Sports Opportunities Across Vermont
OT Practices in Home Modifications
OT Practices for Children with Feeding Challenges
Supporting Neurodivergent Children/Adults
Transitioning from Inpatient to School /Community for Adolescents with Mental Health Challenges
American Occupational Therapy Foundation "AOTF" How AOTF is Building New Knowledge for OT Practice
Keep an eye on your emails for more information about each of the sessions PO. Information about presenters and their objectives will be coming to you soon!
You will receive your zoom links for each session prior to the start of the conference. Exit card will be sent via email after each session.
The series will be FREE for all VOTA members. For non VOTA members the series will be $50. Become a member and save $10 on the series price. You must become a member first before registering to save.
Earn a total of 7 contact hours for the whole series. You must attend a minimum of 2 sessions to receive credit. The sessions will be recorded and can be viewed at a later date. Exit cards must be completed for each session to earn credit. All exit cards must be submitted by November 12th to receive credit.
Please contact Chelsea at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
THANK YOU TO THE 2021 VOTA FALL 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.
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.
Bronze Level- North Country Hospital
Our region is beautiful and is surrounded by mountains and lakes for those who like outdoor activities. We are roughly 2 hours from Burlington, Vermont, 1 hour from Sherbrooke, Quebec, 2 hours from Montreal and 4 hours from Boston. North Country Hospital is a rural hospital located in Northern Vermont, with a progressive outpatient department, inpatient department, school, home health, and skilled nursing contracts. We currently have four OTRs and one COTA on staff. We have a certified hand therapist on staff who provides orthosis fabrication and training. We also provide ergonomic consultation for our hospital employees. Our occupational therapists provide services for all outpatient care (adults and pediatrics). We provide pediatric school based services for two school districts. Our OTs also contract to support home health OT services. Visit us online at www.northcountryhospital.org
Bronze Level- Rutland Regional Medical Center
About Rutland Regional Medical Center: Rutland Regional Medical Center the largest community hospital in Vermont and is supported by a medical staff of 256 physicians, nurse practitioners and advanced practice providers trained in 37 specialty areas, with approximately 1,700 employees. With a strong patient-centered focus, consistent quality performance, Magnet® Nursing Recognition, and award-winning care, Rutland Regional remains dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals throughout Rutland County and beyond. For more information visit www.RRMC.org
Here is a link to our Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtvfsYwTrhI
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Important information about OT in Vermont
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Only $15 for a 1 year membership
Out of State Licensees and Telehealth
Additional links for information related to COVID-19
Vermont Department of Health- https://www.healthvermont.gov/response/coronavirus-covid-19
VT Dept of Health https://www.healthvermont.gov/interest-groups/health-professionals
AOTA COVID-19 updates https://www.aota.org/Practice/Health-Wellness/COVID19.aspx
Vermont Agency on Education https://education.vermont.gov/news/covid-19-guidance-vermont-schools
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!
Please access our news section to obtain information regarding our Book Scholarship (deadline August each year) and Diane Aja Scholarship (deadline February each year).
Please send submissions to email@example.com for the fallNewsletter by September 24, 2021.