MAOT Special interest group
Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) in OT Education and Practice
Chair: Sarah McKinnon, OT, OTD, OTR, BCPR, MPA, FAOTA, FNAPTreasurer: Meredith Grinnell, OT, OTD, OTR
General Schedule: Four meetings per year (quarterly)
Next Meeting: TBDFocus: This SIG is designed for OT/OTA students, educators and practitioners who are interested in gaining knowledge and opportunities for promoting justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in their clinical practice, OT education or personal roles. Topics include but are not limited to navigating challenges due to lack of equity and diversity in the OT profession, advocacy opportunities at local, state and federal levels, and understanding how to develop personal and professional skills to address JEDI issues. The group will also partner with COTAD and OT/OTA programs to promote programming.