Occupational Therapy Association of Californa

OTAC 2024 Advocacy Day

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Speak up about the distinct value of OT

Every year, OTAC sponsors Advocacy Day in recognition of OT Month to support occupational therapy professionals and students in advocating for the profession and ensuring access to services for OT clients. Advocacy Day is a unique opportunity to meet and open a dialogue with our legislators about the distinct value of occupational therapy to their constituents. This is an important opportunity to demonstrate the collective power of our OT voice!

Many professionals and students are nervous about meeting their representatives and advocating for the value of occupational therapy. But remember, in this setting, you are the OT expert. They are interested in hearing from you and learning more about occupational therapy and its value to California citizens.

And, Advocacy Day is easy. We do all of the preparation work (identify the legislative bills and issues to talk about, develop fact sheets and talking points, develop information materials about OT as ‘leave behinds’ for the legislative offices, set up appointments with legislators and their offices, provide you with virtual training, and attend the virtual appointments with you). You provide a critical component -- attend the virtual legislative meetings (whichever ones fit your schedule) and share your professional OT stories .. what is OT’s distinct value in your workplace setting.

Join us as we speak up for the value of occupational therapy and client access to OT services. Sign up today so that we can schedule you for our virtual training and strategizing with our advocacy experts on educating the California legislator about OT. Let’s show the California legislator the collective power of the OT voice!

DATE, TIME, LOCATION
April 9, 2024
AM (9am to 1pm)
PM (1pm to 5pm)
Both AM and PM
Zoom meeting information will be provided via email within 30 minutes of registration.

COST
Complimentary

Below is important access information:

  • You will receive a confirmation email on Monday, April 8, 2024 with your legislative zoom meeting appointments based on your registration (AM, PM or both).
  • You can choose to attend as many of the meetings as you wish/your schedule will allow.
  • Each meeting has its OWN Zoom access link – this means you will need to EXIT the current meeting, visit the confirmation email (you will receive on April 8), find the next meeting you want to attend and CLICK on the zoom link that corresponds