Exhibit at Conference!
Do you want to share your products and services with the largest gathering of occupational therapy professionals in New York State? You can do just that by becoming a Conference Sponsor or Exhibitor.

Proposed Workers Comp Fee Schedule
The NYS Workers Compensation Board has proposed a new fee schedule that appears to be a 5% increase - the first substantial increase since 1996. While we welcome the increase, it does not make up for the inflation that's occurred.

and to submit your comments to the NYS Workers Comp Board!
Webinar: New Medicare QPP - Eligible Clinicans
CMS has proposed changes to Medicare's Quality Payment Program, including the expansion of eligible clinician types to include occupational therapists, physical therapists, clinical social workers and clinical psychologists for the 2019 performance year.

A webinar with important information about this program will occur on July 31.
Share the love, and win!
Congratulations to Evelyn Post-Dunn, the first winner of our NYSOTA Summer Challenge. Invite your friends and colleagues to join NYSOTA and you could win too. We're giving away over $1000 in prizes to those who recruit the highest number of new members.

Summer is a great time sign up! Anyone who joins or renews by August 31 will receive one free month of membership!

Medical Mission - Antigua
In March, a group of students and faculty from the Mercy College School of Health and Natural Sciences traveled to Antigua for a life-changing fieldwork experience. They visited and provided therapeutic interventions for patients with severe cognitive and physical disabilities.

Chart Your Course
NYSOTA members Lisa Davis and Marilyn Rosee have written a book that is on its way to becoming the definitive resource for occupational therapy career development. Written with the intention to help students hone their employment skills, it is equally valuable to the seasoned clinician dealing with a variety of employment-related issues.

One of Our Favorites
We're always on the lookout for great products to add to our OT toolbox. This month, we'd like to share Puzzle Art Therapy System with you. What creator Alli Berman started as a simple exercise to help find personal answers after a devastating stroke, has grown into an interactive art form being used in fifteen countries around the world!


Healing by Brushstroke
We are excited to share NYSOTA Member Kelly Spear's story about "Project Pride" and the healing power of art and teamwork. "Project Pride" is a facility-wide beautification project at the Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center. The program is affording persons with mental illness an opportunity to heal as they create.