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Fall Special Interest Section Conference 2017

Realizing our Future: Keeping Current in Our OT Practice

Saturday, November 4, 2017


Sacred Heart University: Center for Health Care Education

 ***Please note that conference is not on the main campus of SHU. There is a lower parking lot/garage about 75 feet to the right of the entrance with a walkway to the entrance. We will place ConnOTA signs there to guide you.

“Come join CT occupational therapy practitioners and celebrate our 100-year anniversary!”

Keynote Speaker:

Tina Champagne, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Presentation Title:

“Exploring OT’s Distinct Value in Self Care after Trauma

Tina is an international presenter and researcher related to the role of occupational therapy and sensory based interventions in trauma informed care. Her multidisciplinary efforts have inspired international efforts to reduce restraint, seclusion, and expulsion in schools, psychiatry and residential treatment facilities. More information on Tina champagne is available at

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Call for Papers!! Spring Conference 2018

Deadline November 30!

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Vendor/sponsor opportunities - click here




AT Scope Expansion 5.2017 - click here

Art and Music Therapy Legislation 5.24.2017 - click here



ConnOTA Board Members 2016-2018 

President: Judith Sheehan

Vice President: John Pagano

Treasurer: Stephanie Madonna

Secretary: Maggie Moriarty

Member at Large: Lisa Marie Tarchini

Member at Large: Courtney Richards

Member for Government Affairs: Morgan Villano

 Members Supportive to the Board:

Members for Professional Development: Valerie Strange

Member for Public Affairs: Lisamarie Tarchini

SIS Chair: Donna Reed-Oliver

Historian: Judith Sheehan


Thank you to all board members for volunteering your time and talents!

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