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The West Virginia Occupational Therapy Association is a non-profit organization with volunteers that encompasses professionals within the community


Thank you to Kelley Ware, past secretary of WVOTA. Kelley has decided to step away from the role of secretary in order to bring more occupational balance to her life -- Kelley will be active in transitioning the role to our new incoming secretary. Per our bylaws, when a position is vacated, the board will appoint an interim to fill the position until the next election cycle. The members of the board acknowledge the duties of the secretary have expanded over the years. To that end, two members have been appointed to fill this important position. We are pleased to announce Jacob Greenfield will be serving as Corresponding Secretary and Amy Wix will serve as Social Secretary. We're up to some exciting work at WVOTA -- if you are interested in volunteering or being more involved in small tasks or ready for more leadership in the state, we want to hear from you!

MORGANTOWN, W.Va (WDTV) - West Virginia University occupational therapy students recently developed a device for a 10-year-old boy from Pennsylvania, who has difficulty using his arms and hands. 

The video of him using this got hundreds of retweets and thousands of likes on Twitter.

Eli Holp doesn't let this disability stop him from doing the things he loves. He was born with the disability that limits the use of his hands and arms.

Don't for get to register for conference and if you need to you can register at the door with no extra fees!! Hope to see you there!! Fri 10/28 and Sat 10/29 Earn up to 10 contact hours!!! Please see for details

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This Thursday, August 4 at 4:00-4:30 pm. Eastern Time.   I will be giving my second webinar for Ablenet.

Please register for:  Fun Activities using Remote Controlled Devices

If the link doesn't work, just paste it into your google.

There is no cost.   I would appreciate your feedback.

Mary Hager

WVOTA Annual Conference


WHERE:                   Country Inn and Suites

                                   Beckley, WV

WHEN:                     Saturday Oct. 29, 2016

QUESTIONS:          Mary Hager ( – Conference Co Chair                                                            Sarah Black  ( - Vendor Chair

(A block of rooms has been reserved at the Country Inn and Suites, Beckley.  Please mention the WVOTA conference to receive the discounted room rate.)


The WVOTA Annual Conference

This 2-day Fall conference is your up-close and personal opportunity to learn how WVOTA and AOTA are working to safeguard and advance your OT practice! Earn contact hours, network, and gain free $ towards NBCOT. Food and drinks provided!

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