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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. 

In September Leaves Should Fall, Not People!  

September 20-24th, 2021 is Falls Prevention Awareness Week!  The Vermont Occupational Therapy Association is a member of the Falls Free Vermont Coalition, and will be involved in various virtual and in person activities to inform older Vermonters about ways to prevent falls in the home.  Sherry Pidgeon, OTR and Ela Dupont, OTR, who are certified Aging in Place Specialists, will be featured on the WCAX television program Across the Fence on September 8th at 12:10.  They will offer useful  information about Home Modifications to prevent falls.

To learn more about Vermont Falls Prevention Awareness Week, please use the following links:

 Falls Free Vermont Coalition on Facebook https://m.facebook.com/FallsFreeVT/ 

National Coalition on Aging:  https://www.ncoa.org/ 


Sherry Pidgeon, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM

Home Mobility VT   


 Ela Dupont, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM

Website: Gmhomesafety.com 

Email: informationvota@gmail.com or call 802-373-3144

VOTA is looking for presenters for the

upcoming October 30th Conference

VOTA is interested in exploring the areas of  Geriatrics Safety/Home modifications, Transitioning from injury to home/community, Adaptive Sports, Supporting Functional Seating, Supporting Sensory Processing.

If anyone is interested in presenting on these topics please contact votavp@gmail.com. If anyone has interest in presenting on a different topic please contact the above email address to discuss ideas, objectives and possible participation in the VOTA Annual Conference.

Thank you for attending 

VOTA's Annual Business


Thursday May 20, 2021

Congratulations to this year's award winners:

Occupational Therapist of 2020: Elizabeth (Ela) Dupont, OTR/L 

Occupational Therapy Assistant of 2020: John Dupont, COTA/L

Award of Outstanding Achievement of 2020: Christine (Chris) Knippenberg, OTR/L

Award of Recognition: Joni LaRow, COTA/L

Award of Appreciation: Tiffany Travers, COTA/L

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!

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Upcoming events

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 votanewsletter@gmail.com for the fallNewsletter by September 24, 2021.

          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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