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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, April 23, 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Virtual

    April School-Based OT

    Networking Session

    CYSIS Virtual Event

    Tuesday, April 23 from 7:30-8:30pm EST

    Cost: Free to IOTA members, $10 for non-members 

    IOTA CEUs = 1

    This event will provide time for networking with other school based occupational therapy practitioners in small groups. Discussion questions will be provided and responses will be collected. Topics will include the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and OTs role in promoting literacy. The CYSIS co-chairs are interested to learn how IOTA can best serve Indiana school-based OT practitioners and how we can improve school based OT in the state. 

    At the end of this presentation participants will be able to: 

    • Describe the current strengths and areas for growth for school-based OT in Indiana. 
    • Identify at least one strategy for improving or enhancing school-based OT practice. 

    A zoom link will be shared with those that register. If you have any questions about this event, contact

    • Wednesday, May 08, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom

    The DEI committee will be hosting a virtual DEI statement writing workshop on Wednesday, May 8th from 7pm EST to 8pm EST.  A DEI statement is a tool that reflects a person's commitment and contribution to diversity in the workplace and can be used on resumes, professional development tools, and as a means of accountability to upholding DEI values in practice. Savannah Moore, the chair of UIndy's COTAD chapter, will be leading the group through the process of understanding, writing, and ways to utilize a DEI statement. Participants can earn 1 CEU; cost is free for IOTA members and $10 for non-members. Please reach out to if you have any additional questions. 

    • Wednesday, May 22, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Virtual

    IOTA AESIS Virtual Event

    OT/OTA Collaboration Super Powers: A Panel Discussion

    Wednesday May 22, 2024 7:00 - 8:30 pm

    Learn about the “makes and models” of levels of OT/OTA education, fieldwork, licensing.  Pump up with what is powering intraprofessional developments/education. Learn about fieldwork, the “secret sauce” of power recruiting. Learn how to create an OT/OTA super team, while being a hero in balancing the budget through OT and OTA “reimbursement” .


    Dr. Lisa Willey, Dmin, MAPT, COTA: What can the COTA do for you? OTA education, fieldwork, licensing, supervision rules. Examples of OT/OTA education collaboration across an OTA curriculum.

    Dr. Michele Chaleunphonh, OTD, OTR – OTD/OTA Intraprofessional Collaboration education experiences, OT/OTA collaborative teams in schools;

    Tiffany Shepard, COTA: Role of the OTA in acute hospital and rehab

    Dr. Jess Littrell, OTD/OTR: OT/OTA Intraprofessional Roles in working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, supporting OT and OTA fieldwork placements

    Lauren Iamuzzo, OTR: Developing a powerful fieldwork education program

    Corry Voll, MS, OTR: COTA/OTR collaboration in inpatient rehab setting and COTA and functional outcomes in inpatient rehab setting 

    1.5 contact hours free to members, $15 for nonmembers.

    • Friday, July 26, 2024
    • Sunday, July 28, 2024
    • Riley Hospital Outpatient Center, 575 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202
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    IOTA is proud to host the Handfast Assisting Hand Assessment (AHA) course from Friday, July 26th-Sunday, July 28th, 2024 at the Riley Hospital Outpatient Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. AHA is a standardized test intended for children with unilateral Cerebral Palsy or Brachial Plexus Palsy between the ages of 18 months and 18 years. 

    The course teaches the AHA Version 5.0 and is conducted in two steps. The first step is a 2.5 day training course, which includes information about the test construct, testing procedure, and scoring practice. A manual with detailed scoring criteria and a computer-based scoring form is provided. To achieve certification, the participant completes 6 additional cases after the 2.5 day training. 

    Space is limited to 25 participants and the cost for the 2.5 day course + light breakfast, boxed lunch, and snacks is $750 (USD) for IOTA members and $800 (USD) for non-members.

    Please email with questions about registration and course logistics. For more information about the course content and assessment, please  visit:

Past events

Thursday, April 18, 2024 On A Roll: Harnessing the Power of Documentation for Effective Wheelchair Provision
Thursday, April 11, 2024 Upper Quadrant Neuromuscular Dysfunction: Overview of Anatomy, Palpation, and Modalities
Tuesday, April 09, 2024 CYSIS Meeting: Sensory Processing and Environmental Modification (Intermediate Level) with SENSE-ational Spaces, LLC
Tuesday, April 02, 2024 Identity Crisis: From Therapist to Patient
Monday, March 11, 2024 The Importance of OT in the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
Tuesday, March 05, 2024 March School Based OT Networking Session
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 Wound Care Webinar
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 Indiana Fieldwork Forum
Wednesday, February 07, 2024 DEI Book Club
Tuesday, February 06, 2024 School Based OT Networking Session
Monday, January 29, 2024 IOTA Captiol Day Webinar: The Importance of State & Federal Advocacy
Tuesday, January 16, 2024 IOTA Capitol Day Informational Webinar
Thursday, December 07, 2023 IOTA/ISHA Cognitive Roundtable
Tuesday, December 05, 2023 Cognitive Interventions
Thursday, November 09, 2023 Congenital Hand Differences Webinar
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 Indiana First Steps and OT
Saturday, October 21, 2023 IOTA Fall Conference & Business Meeting
Friday, October 20, 2023 Inaugural IOTA Friday Social & Networking Event
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 Turning Inward: Keeping Mental Health and Burnout in Check as an OT Practitioner
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 "What is your CREED?" Webinar
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 The Importance of Understanding Duality in Practice and the use of Mentorship as a Mode to Promote Professional Development
Monday, August 21, 2023 Occupational Cognitive Evaluations
Monday, July 24, 2023 Fieldwork Roundtable
Monday, July 10, 2023 IOTA New Grad/Student Panel
Monday, June 26, 2023 How Do I Submit a Poster or Breakout Session Proposal for IOTA Fall Conference?
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 DEI Meet Up- Indy
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 Introductory Children & Youth SIS Meeting
Monday, May 15, 2023 NBCOT Ambassador Q&A
Monday, March 27, 2023 IOTA/ISHA Cognition Roundtable
Wednesday, February 08, 2023 IOTA Day at the Capitol Webinar
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 Special Interest Section Info Session
Monday, December 05, 2022 Addressing Unconscious Bias
Saturday, November 19, 2022 IOTA Fall Conference & Business Meeting
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 Enneagram and the Therapeutic Use of Self
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 Fieldwork Educator Series Session III
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 IOTA Bylaws Town Hall
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 You Can't Talk About That In An Inservice!
Monday, August 29, 2022 August Fieldwork Roundtables
Monday, August 29, 2022 August Central District Meeting
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 August Northeast District Meeting
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 Fieldwork Educator Series
Saturday, August 13, 2022 August Board Meeting
Thursday, August 11, 2022 August Northwest District Meeting
Monday, July 25, 2022 July Fieldwork Roundtable
Monday, June 27, 2022 Fieldwork Roundtable

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