Impact of COVID-19 on our Community

ILOTA recognizes the impact of Covid-19 (coronavirus) on individuals, families, the nation, and our world as we all adapt to these uncertain times. Please see the updated (January 2021) COVID-19 Resources Guide for more information on what we have compiled for our members, the public, and OT practitioners throughout Illinois.

ILOTA Live Virtual Course: "Reframing Pediatric Occupational Therapy – What does it really mean to be holistic?"

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the barriers faced by the pediatric population. Now more than ever, occupational therapy practitioners working with this population need to consider how to best meet the needs of not only the child, but their families and caregivers as well. Join us on Monday, May 17th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm for this provocative panel presentation! (Approved for 1.5 contact hours of CE. Early Intervention CE credit applied for.) Click here for details and to register.

ILOTA Live Virtual Course: "Join the Conversation: Defining and Facilitating Best Practice in Occupational Therapy in Early Intervention in Illinois"

Come and join your OT colleagues on Saturday, May 22, 2021, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, in a virtual conversation over Zoom about current and future OT practice in EI in Illinois. Occupational therapy practitioners working in the Early Intervention Program in Illinois are challenged with balancing the requirements of the State of Illinois Early Intervention Program with recommended best practices within the field of occupational therapy. This online course is the first in a series aimed at OT practice in EI in Illinois. (2.0 contact hours of CE credit have been approved. Early Intervention CE credit applied for.) Click here for details and to register. 

April Virtual Recordings Still Available!

Did you miss some of our online programs in April? Including our OT Month sessions and the School-based Town Hall? They are still available:
Thursday, 4/1, 7:00 pm: ILOTA Town Hall (Zoom recording available here - Access Passcode: r.C4%Je0 )
Sunday, 4/11, 2:00-3:30 pm: Zoom Art Studio with Mallory Siska (Zoom recording available here - Access Passcode: XECN#fH6 )
Tuesday, 4/13, 12:00-12:30 pm: Meditation Minutes with Bridget Hahn (Zoom recording available here - Access Passcode: xi=*[email protected] ) Click here to view a PDF of the presentation.
Thursday, 4/22, 6:00-7:00 pm: School-based Town Hall (PDF of presentation available here - Zoom recording available here - Access Passcode: 9+Avw#89 )
Friday, 4/23, 5:30-7:00 pm: Indian Culinary Experience with Divya Sood (Zoom recording available here - Access Passcode: [email protected] )

Wednesday, 4/28, 7:30-8:30 pm: Panel Discussion on Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process, 4th Edition (Zoom recording is now available here Access Passcode: 3M?3r^TN ). . Attendees were invited to view a brief video prior to the panel discussion. Click here for more information on the program, the video, and the Zoom recording.


Therapeutic Modalities for Occupational Therapists: Electrical and Thermal Course

Our popular Therapeutic Modalities Seminar is back, and it will be presented entirely online and virtually in June! Incorporating thermal and electrical modalities as an adjunct intervention within a treatment plan can enhance patient outcomes. This comprehensive hands-on course will emphasize the application, theory, and evidence behind the use of both thermal and electrical modalities in clinical practice. Registration will be capped at 24 participants. The registration fee is $425 for members and $560 for non-members. Click here for more information and to register.

Now Open: Call for Papers for our

2021 ILOTA Virtual Annual Conference!

Plans are currently underway to hold our 2021 ILOTA Virtual Annual Conference during the entire month of October. The Call for Papers is now open! Click here or on the logo below for details and access to the online proposal submission form.  The deadline to submit HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL April 30, 2021! The Conference Planning Committee is already meeting regularly, and we'll soon announce new details.


 ILOTA Vision

ILOTA is a multifaceted association committed to enhancing health and well-being through the utilization of best occupational therapy practices in Illinois.

ILOTA Mission

ILOTA is recognized as the premier occupational therapy resource in Illinois. We strive to advance the best practice of occupational therapy through serving, supporting, and promoting the profession.

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       Congratulations to our 2020 ILOTA Award winners!

  • Honorary Lifetime Member Awards – Clem Carder, COTA/L, LMT, CKTI & Gail Fisher, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
  • Award of Merit – Linda Olson, OTR/L
  • Public Awareness Award – Laura Van Pumbyrouck, PhD, OTR/L
  • OT of the Year Award – Kelsey Watters, OTR/L
  • OTA of the Year Award – Abigail Swidergal, COTA/L & Joni Kamstra, COTA