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ILOTA recognizes the impact of Covid-19 (coronavirus) on individuals, families, the nation, and our world as we all adapt to these uncertain times. OT Practitioners across the state of Illinois have all been challenged to remain healthy and ensure safe practices to prevent further community spread. As many of you have worked in various sectors or continue to be on the front lines, the influx of executive orders at the local, state, and national level can cause confusion as to what steps to take next. Of the utmost importance is to ensure your safety and that of your family, while following orders to reduce and prevent community spread.​  Please see the COVID-19 Resources section for more information.

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Begin Here: Fostering a Culture of Occupational Justice

This is a reminder that ILOTA is proud to be co-sponsoring the webinar, “Begin Here: Fostering a Culture of Occupational Justice”, along with the Indiana, Texas, Ohio, and California OT Associations.  The facilitators of the event will be Victoria Garcia Wilburn, Sally Wasmuth, and Mitzi Wilson.  The webinar will take place on Monday, July 20th, 7:00 - 8:30pm CST. Register for the webinar here: https://tinyurl.com/ycet63n9.  

The facilitators are also collecting stories that will inform part of the webinar. Please consider sharing your stories of when you have witnessed or experienced racial discrimination: https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0DliN2mrPpVbz01.

A feedback survey and quiz is available following the webinar.  This must be completed to receive the 1.5 CEU certificate. 

Please click this link to register for access to the survey/quiz.

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Responding Effectively In Stressful Times - ILOTA Free CE Course

A recording of the webinar and the short quiz/survey for free 1.0 CE credit are now available!!!

 

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ILOTA Virtual Townhall Meeting - Adult Telehealth Practice in Illinois 

A recording of the webinar and the short quiz/survey for free 1.5 CE credits are now available!!!

***Please click this link to register for access to the webinar and quiz.***

Thank you to all that joined us for the live session on Tuesday, April 28th and to our co-facilitators and panelists.
 
Co-facilitators: Brenda Koverman, MBA, MS, OTR/L, Nancy Richman, OTR/L, FAOTA & Monika Robinson, DrOT, OTR/L
Panelists:

•Jamie Angell, OTR/L, QMHP, Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare

•Eileen Brodecki, MOT, OTR/L, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab

•Brenda Canning, OTR/L, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab

•Amy Clark, COTA/L, CBIS, QBISP, NeuroRestorative

•Heidi Fischer, OTD, OTR/L, UI Health

•Megan Kral, MS, OTR/L, CLT, Rush University Medical Center

•Lydia Royeen, PhD, OTR/L, Rush University Medical Center 

A recording of the webinar will be posted on the ILOTA website after the webinar. Individuals who participate in the live webinar or watch a recording afterwards will have the ability to apply for free CE credit by completing a short quiz/survey, which will be made available within one week after the live webinar.
Please feel free to share this with your fellow occupational therapy networks. 

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ILOTA Virtual Townhall Meeting -  Pediatric OT and Telehealth in Illinois

A recording of the webinar and the short quiz/survey for free 1.5 CE credits are now available!!!

***Please click this link to register for access to the webinar and quiz.***

Thank you to all that joined us for the live session on Tuesday, April 14th and to our co-facilitators and panelists. 

Co-facilitators: Lauren Little, PhD, OTR/L and Ashley Stoffel, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA 

Panelists:

Catherine Bateman, COTA/L-Elementary, Junior High Schools
Sara Brumm, OTR/L-Schools and Outpatient
Alexa Greif, OTD, OTR/L-Intensive Therapeutic Program
M. Veronica Llerena, MS, OTR/L-Early Intervention & Toddler Groups
Namrata N. Shah, MS, OTR/L-Outpatient and Community-Based 
Jessica Toth, MOT, OTR/L -Early Intervention and Outpatient
June Weckler, DrOT, MOT, OTR/L -OT & PT Manager, Chicago Public Schools

Resource Links: These have been updated with resources shared during the webinar. Please feel free to share, but we ask that you share the link versus downloading and sharing a hard copy. We will continue to update these guides as new or additional information is available.

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2020 ILOTA Annual Conference

The decision has been made to transition our 2020 Conference to a virtual experience. The theme is "Adapting Connection," and we are excited to offer you a month-long celebration in October. 
 
Registration will open August 10, 2020!

 

ILOTA Awards - Nominate Someone Today! 

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Congratulations to our 2019 ILOTA Award winners!

  • Lifetime Member Awards – Mae Brandon, OTR & Nancy Richman, OTR
  • Award of Merit – Nancy Richman, OTR
  • Board Award of Merit – Lisa Mahaffey, OTR
  • OT of the Year Award – Caren Schranz, OTR & Steven Taylor, OTR
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  • OTA Student Award – Krecia Sweeney – McHenry County College