MOTA Conference! Join us on Friday, October 4, 2019.  Registration is now open on our events page.

Please take a look at this conference offered by our sponsor.

The Center for Communication and Learning will be hosting its 6th annual Innovators in Education Conference on Saturday, October 19 at the Universities at Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Dr., Rockville, 20850 from 8 am – 4:45 pm. This year’s theme is “Embracing Neurodiversity: Strength-Based Strategies For Children & Teens.”  The 6th annual Innovators in Education Conference 2019 will focus on how identifying the brain-based strengths and challenges of children and teens translates into designing targeted, and consequently, more effective teaching and treatment plans. Our distinguished faculty will demonstrate how universal design for learning and cutting-edge research from the neurosciences and psychology can be implemented across all settings. This will be a great opportunity for education, collaboration, and engagement.

The Maryland Board of Occupational Therapy Practice will award 7.75 contact hours applying to occupational therapy principles and procedures (COMAR (7)(8)) for the completion of this program.  

Register online now.

Partnership for Extraordinary Minds (xMinds) is offering a limited number of 1/2 tuition scholarships to qualifying MCPS therapists. The scholarship form may be completed online.

Check Out The Nominees for the 2020-2023 MOTA Board! 

Executive VP- Katherine (Katie) Frampton MS OTR/L Read Bio Here.

Secretary- Michelle Bartlett OTR/L Read Bio Here.

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Announcing the 2019 MOTA Henrietta Price Student Scholarships

This fall, the Maryland Occupational Therapy Association (MOTA) is accepting applications for its Henrietta Price Student Scholarships. These merit-based awards are available to students who are members of the Maryland Occupational Therapy Association and who have demonstrated promise and commitment to the profession through their experience and knowledge of occupational therapy. Candidates must either be (1) enrolled full-time in a Maryland college or university occupational therapy degree program or (2) a Maryland resident who has the intent to work in Maryland but is enrolled in an out-of-state, accredited occupational therapy degree program. 

In addition to the above criteria, applicants must have completed at least one term or semester of occupational therapy coursework before applying and are required to submit two professional references.

Two $1,000 awards are available: one to an occupational therapy assistant student and one to an occupational therapy student. The application period commences immediately and ends on September 20, 2019.

The selection of the recipients will be based on

  • Completed application
  • Academic performance
  • Experience with occupational therapy services
  • Evidence supporting a genuine commitment to the growth of the profession


The application packet must be submitted in its entirety. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The scholarship winner(s) will be notified the week of September 23, 2019 and announced at the MOTA conference on October 4, 2019. Award monies will be paid directly to the college or university for the benefit of the student and applied toward the student’s tuition or relevant academic need.

For questions on the program, please contact Derek Piggott, MOTA VP of Awards and Nominations, at dpiggott@towson.edu.

For MOTA membership questions, please email Nicole Powels, MOTA Vice President of Membership, at Nkeller.ot@gmail.com.

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