MAOT Special interest group
Advocacy in OT Practice
Chair: Mary O’Donnell, OT, OTR, OTD
Co-chair: Haley Matuszek, OT, OTR, OTD
Secretary: Sarah McKinnon, OT, OTR, OTD
General Schedule: Four meetings per year (quarterly)
Next Meeting: TBDFocus: This SIG is designed for OT/OTA students and practitioners interested in gaining knowledge and skills in state and federal level advocacy for issues that affect OT practice. Members will gain knowledge of the legislative process, key policies affecting OT practice in MA and federally, and skills to affect change through advocacy actions. Topics will include, but are not limited to, current federal and state legislative priorities for OT practice and education, tips on how to set up a meeting with members of Congress, how to plan advocacy initiatives on the grassroots level, and creating outreach efforts to improve advocacy efforts of MAOT members and Massachusetts based occupational therapy practitioners.