Fifty-three (53!) of our OT students traveled to Indianapolis to attend the AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association) conference being held in Indianapolis in April 2012. Faculty members Robyn Otty and Karen Parker Davis assisted students in their fundraising efforts to offset the student’s costs of attending conference. Raffle baskets, ‘mix-in-a-jar’ sales, corn bag sales, bingo night, a yard sale and restaurant participation (where restaurants donated a percentage of the sales during a specific time period) were all utilized to help raise money.
Two groups of our fifth year graduate students will be presenting at the AOTA national conference. One group is giving a poster presentation on The Effects of Assistive Technology on Student’s Reading and Writing Goals. The other group is presenting their research titled Impact of Restorative Occupations on People with Dementia. In addition, faculty member Dr. Robyn Otty will be giving a poster presentation entitled Community-Based Program: Becoming a Catalyst of Change for Homeless Youth With Occupational Engagement and Access. Dr. Otty will also give one other poster presentation: Connecting the Dots: Creating a Successful Transition into an Acute Care Fieldwork Setting.
Below is a picture of the display case created by our students with the Indianpolis theme.