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Continuing Education Opportunities

Check out Facebook or email to sign up for events unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming events:


 April 2023

     OT month Stay tuned!

March 2023

     RIOTA Comedy Fundraiser

     Friday March 31, 2023

     Purchase your tickets now! RIOTA‘s First Annual Funny 4 Funds event will be held on March 31st at Club Jogues, Coventry. Doors open at 7!

     Comedy!!! Fun!!! A great night out to bring friends and share many laughs while supporting RIOTAs efforts to meet our mission of supporting OT in       RI. 

     Raffles, auction items, cash bar and BYOS (bring your own snacks!). Tickets are 20.00 each. 

     Tables of 8 can be reserved.  

     More information will follow once your ticket is purchased

     (   fundraiser/1040


     Please note! RIOTA is giving back! We are asking all attendees to bring a non perishable food item with them to support Project Hand Up. A local           food pantry in need of items! Door prize ticket for each item brought! Details of items needed will follow upon ticket purchase. 

     Thank you!!


     Adult Special Interest Group Celebration
     MS Awareness MonthPresentation on MS Dream Center Presented by Donna Anderson – Operations Manager
     Monday, March 20, 2023
     6:30pm via Z00M

     Pediatric SIS Understanding and Utilizing Trauma Informed Approaches in Pediatric Practice

     Tuesday, March 14, 2023

     Time:  6:30 pm to 8:00 pm     

     Location:  Zoom


February 2023

   Wednesday February 22, 2023

   RIOTA Adult SIG:  General Overview of the American Heart Association - February is Heart Healthy Month

     Time:  6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
     Location:  Zoom

     Description:  What they are doing locally - a general overview of the American Heart Association’s initiatives, and Heart Walk and other events.

     Presenters:  Gretta Jacobs and Albert Whitaker

    Pediatric SIS Sensory Diets: Application in the ClassroomPresenter: Lise Faulise, Pediatric Chair

November 2022


    Narcan Education and Demonstration

         November 10th @CCRI Lincoln Campus

         Join RIOTA as we host a table at the upcoming Lifespan Rehabilitation Services Conference.

         November 12, 2022.

         Refer to conference website for details:  Rehabilitation and Recovery After Traumatic Orthopedic Injury | Lifespan 


        RIOTA Annual Business Meeting - Review of the previous year 

October 2022


      An evidenced based journal article discussion on The prevalence and Predictors of Burnout Among OT Practicioners in the US.

      Tuesday October 4 at 6:30

      Presenter: Kelly Lee and Christine Lynch- CO-Chair RIOTA Mental Health SIG

      On behalf of its members, the Rhode Island Occupational Therapy Association strives to represent, advance, and advocate for the                     

      profession and practice of occupational therapy.

      NAMI Walks RI on Saturday, October 8, from 10-2pm at Roger Williams Park.  

      Here is a link to join our team:

       School-Based Assessments- Show and Tell- A short overview of assessments compiled by AOTA will be reviewed but please bring your favorite             assessment tools to share.


     Tuesday, October 11, 2022 6:00-7:30 pm

      Presenter: Lise Faulise, Pediatric Chair

          Health Literacy For OT Practitioner: Come Share What You Know or Come Learn What It Is All About.

          Tuesday October 24th @ 6:30

          Presenter: Sheri Ferland, OTD, OTR/L

September  2022

    Occupational Therapists and Starts of Care for Home Health

       Tuesday September 27th @ 6:30

       Presenter: Sheila Sweeney

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