In The News

Call for Recognition of Outstanding Occupational Therapy Practitioners

Posted: August 7, 2018 

We are fortunate to work alongside incredible colleagues, and we all know people and companies who are engaged in significant, innovative work, whether their influence is at the forefront or in the background.  Why not recognize their contributions to the profession?!

Publicly acknowledge an exceptional coworker who goes the extra mile or above and beyond when serving the people in their care, being a treasured part of the team, or contributing value to the community.  There is something special about being recognized for a job well done: it shows appreciation for each other and the profession of which we are proud to be a part.

We all give of ourselves in serving others; take this opportunity to recognize a stellar partner for the difference they make.

Submit nominations for the following awards:

  • Marjorie Ball Award of Merit

  • Agatha Jackson COTA Award of Excellence

  • Dottie Davis Service Awards

  • OT-OTA Partnership Award

  • Recognition Awards

For more info on each award and to nominate a colleague or friend, click here.
 

Student Corner: Pueblo Community College OTA Program Update

Posted: August 7, 2018

Current students in the OTA program at Pueblo Community College are enjoying several weeks off for summer break. The graduating class of 2018 ended their Level II Fieldwork experiences in May and celebrated with a picnic as well as attending the PCC school wide graduation ceremonies. Most have now taken and passed the certification exam and are becoming employed as COTAs! Their mentorship to the 1st year group of students continues and has been much appreciated!

The students at PCC are passionate about occupational therapy. Students are utilizing their creativity as can be seen below in the adaptation of a piano.  Susie Griner is using foam coated hangers to hit the keys, the hangers are also attached to her body with an elastic belt.

Save the date for the annual PCC Alumni Dinner with guest speaker, Janice Hinds, MS, OTR/L, BCMH.  Janice will present "Trauma Informed Care for All of Us", on Friday, September 21 on the PCC campus. More details to come!

Lisa Olson, OTAS

Pueblo Community College Student Representative

 

OTAC Community Connections

August 7, 2018

Book Signing

Join Tricia Downing, previous OTAC Conference Keynote Speaker,  at her book launch party for her new book Chance for Rain in Denver, Colo., on Tuesday, Aug. 21st from 5pm-8pm at the Fiction Beer Company. Signed books will be available for $20. Learn more about Tricia here.

For more information and to submit your Community Connections notices email [email protected]
 

Please Welcome OTAC's New and Returning Members

Posted: August 7, 2018

Please welcome this week's new members:

  • Michael Graham
  • Kathryn Henneman
  • Nancy Nolte
  • Malissa Sanchez
  • Sheila Zinn

This week's renewing members are:

  • Sarah Coleman
  • Taylor Hiebert
  • Samantha McNeely
  • Elizabeth Moore
  • Audrey Saling
  • Taylor Wienkes

We are glad you are here another year!

Remember, the bigger the number, the bigger the voice. We are excited these members have joined OTAC to let all of our voices be heard. 

OTAC members: View the online membership directory (you must be signed in as a member). Also, search for a member. Not a member? Join us!

 

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” - Your Important Role as a Member of OTAC

Posted: July 25, 2018

Abstract: The Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado is looking for your help to re-energize our social media platform by highlighting some of the dedicated efforts that are occurring in the field across the state.  What will be your contribution to our diverse community?

“...Think about those who have helped you become who you are today. Some of them may be here right now. Some may be far away…. But wherever they are, if they’ve loved you, and encouraged you, and wanted what was best in life for you, they’re right inside yourself” -Fred Rogers (Dartmouth Office of Communications, 2018).

Members click here to read the rest of the this article.
 
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