Occupational Therapy Month

During the month of April, the American Occupational Therapy Association celebrates OT Month and the more than 213,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students who work nationwide to create fuller lives for clients and their families.

The Role of an OT

As an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, you are part of a vitally important profession that helps people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. Your holistic and customized approach to evaluations, interventions, and outcomes help a child with disabilities participate in school and in social situations, assist a person recovering from injuries to regain skills, aid an older adult to stay as independent as possible, and offer the specialized support and services to people of all ages and in all circumstances that only occupational therapy can provide.

Occupational Therapy Month Events

Tuesday, April 4

Pi Theta Epsilon Occupational Therapy Honor Society Fundraiser

Order from Blaze Pizza, 1595 Niagara Falls Boulevard, online or in person from 4 to 8 p.m., and a portion of your purchase supports the 2024 Pi Theta scholarly speaker. 

4 to 8 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 5

15th Annual Glen E. Gresham Memorial Lectureship

Dr. MJ Mulcahey presents "Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury: Practicalities and Innovations" (CE available for OT and PT practitioners.)

5 p.m.  | 146 Diefendorf Hall | UB South Campus

Thursday, April 6

Public Health Week Podcast: Mental Health and OT

Clinical assistant professor Christine Linkie, PhD, MS, OTR/L, CPRP, speaks on OTs role in mental health care, as part of a Public Health Week podcast series

Wednesday, April 12

OT/OTA Intraprofessional Experience

Students from SUNY Erie Community College come to the UB campus to work with UB's Occupational Therapy BS/MS students and develop intraprofessional collaborative skills as they learn about the roles of each member of the OT team.

5 p.m. 

Sunday, April 16, 23, 30, May 7

ACEing Autism Adaptive Tennis

UB OT students volunteer in this adaptive tennis clinic at Village Glenn Tennis Club: last three Sundays in April / first Sunday in May. Open to families with children with autism ages 5 to 18.


4 to 6 p.m.  |  Village Glenn Tennis Club, 162 Mill St., Williamsville, N.Y. 14221

Thursday, April 20 - Sunday, April 23

American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference

UB Occupational Therapy heads to the annual AOTA conference in Kansas City!  Stop by booth #214 at the AOTA conference convention center to visit with current UB OT faculty, learn about the UB OT program, and talk about open faculty positions at UB.  

Friday, April 21

UB OT Alumni mixer at the AOTA  Annual Conference

Going to the annual AOTA conference? Join us at the University at Buffalo’s OT Alumni mixer at the AOTA Inspire conference in Kansas City! Drinks and light appetizers provided. Fri., April 21  

Help us get a headcount by RSVPing at https://forms.gle/GjnUDy9ZG3YHoWQp6

7 to 8:30 p.m. |  Johnny’s Tavern Power & Light, 1310 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, Mo. 64106 

Monday, April 24

NYSOTA OT Resume Writing & Job Search Workshop

Presented by NYSOTA Trustee Sean Gardner, MS, OTR/L. Participants will learn how to job search successfully but efficiently; how to research hiring companies; how to tell if a job is a good fit for your skill set; and important information about some of the most popular job search sites. $5 NYSOTA members; $10 non-members

7 to 8:30 p.m.  Registration required