Advancing the Science of OT

  • Grant Recipient, Jewel Elias Crasta, PhD, OTR/L, Ohio State University
    Characterizing OT Intervention for Children with ASD
  • Promoting Occupational Therapy Research and Training to Advance Lives
    Building Research Capacity
  • Grant Recipient, Adam Kinney, PhD, OTR/L, Univ. of Colorado
    Access to OT Services among Veterans


Support Your 2023 St. Catherine Challenge Participating School!

St Catherine Challenge Participate


Give a gift by March 13th to:

  • Improve delivery of quality care by supporting evidence-based practice.
  • Earn prizes and national recognition for your school at the AOTA Annual Conference.
  • Support AOTF grants that are essential first-round funding necessary to collect and analyze data, publish findings, apply for larger grants, and conduct future studies.

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Stephen Shore, Ed.D.


Diagnosed with "Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies" and "too sick" for outpatient treatment Dr. Shore was recommended for institutionalization. Nonspeaking until 4, and with much support from his parents, teachers, wife, and others, Stephen is now a full time professor at Adelphi University and adjunct at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, focusing on aligning best practice in supporting autistic people to lead fulfilling and productive lives. In addition to working with children and talking about life on the autism spectrum, Stephen is an internationally renowned educator, consultant and author on lifespan issues pertinent to education, relationships, employment, and self-advocacy. His most recent book College for Students with Disabilities combines personal stories and research for promoting success in higher education. A current board member of Autism Speaks, the Organization for Autism Research (OAR),...