2018 Award Winners
We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2018 NYSOTA Awards. Selected for their significant contribution and exceptional dedication to the profession of occupational therapy, these ten honorees inspire us and remind us just how much can be accomplished with passion, commitment and hard work.

Calling School-Based OTRs and OTAs
Please participate in a 10 minute survey designed to explore the perception and practices of occupational therapy practitioners collaborating with teachers in school-based settings.

'Tis the Season for Savings
We are thrilled to share with you the exclusive discounts and deals that were secured for NYSOTA members from companies like Sensory TheraPlay, Integrated Learning Strategies, Handee Band, EZPZ, Inspired Treehouse, and The Pocket OT. Happy shopping!

Sharing Our Stories
Hermine Plotnick's path to OT began with a serendipitous discovery in her elementary school library. With a career that spans more than six decades, and includes groundbreaking work with the mentally ill, and the development of three OT programs, Hermine is an inspiration and a role model. This ninety-year-old dynamo shows no signs of slowing down. She opens up about her pride in the profession and her hopes and dreams for the future of OT.

Handee Band Giveaway
Join NYSOTA or renew your membership by December 31, and you will be automatically entered into a drawing for a free Handee Band Exercise Kit. Handee Band is a great way to help kids get moving, stronger and fit.

A Very Special Store
Special Supplies is one of our favorite places to shop for children with special needs. They consistently offer high quality, safe and affordable products. Each one is tested and carefully selected by a team of parents and experienced therapists to ensure they provide the very best in Oral Motor, Fine Motor, Gross Motor, Daily Living, School, and Sensory products.

Online EI Program Course
NYS Department of Health has just announced that its Transition Responsibilities in the Early Intervention Program course is now being offered as a series of live, interactive online classes this month only. Gain knowledge about the process and requirements when transitioning children out of the EI Program.