Some 36 students from occupational therapy descended on Washington, DC, on Sept. 19 for “AOTA’s Annual Capitol Hill Day.” The students were part of a bigger campaign by the American Occupational Therapy Association’s lobbying effort on behalf of OT legislation.
The students met with AOTA President Florence Clark and visited the offices of US Congressman Patrick Meehan. All told approximately 450 student, faculty, and OT practitioners from all over the country participated. Two days before, the the president of the American Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee (AOTPAC) conducted a Skype call with USciences students to help prep for the trip.
Photo 1: USciences OT students at the Capitol.
Photo 2: USciences OT students with AOTA President Florence Clark (center in black).
Photo 3: (left to right) Rachel Cook, legislative aide to Congressman Patrick Meehan, Georgia Friedman MOT'13, Wendy W. Fox, assistant professor of occupational therapy, Ahmad Alsardary MOT'13, and Surali Joshi MOT'13.
Photo 4: (left to right) Georgia Friedman MOT'13, Ahmad Alsardary MOT'13, and Surali Joshi MOT'13.