Intervention Grant Paving the Way: Update from 2017 Recipient
An exciting update from one of our 2017 Intervention Research Grant Recipients, Evan Dean, PhD, OTR/L from University of Kansas, Supporting Employment Through Self-determination for Young Adults with ASD (Mentor: Karrie Shogren, PhD).
“I recently received a 3-year Field Initiated Project (Research) from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. This project is a next step for the project completed with AOTF funding. In the NIDILRR project, we are testing the feasibility and impact of delivering the intervention we tested in the AOTF study (the Self-Determined Career Design Model) via telehealth. To me, this grant is more evidence that the IRG programs are successful in increasing funding for OT researchers! I appreciate AOTF’s early support of my research!”
The purpose of the IRG grant program is to lay the necessary groundwork for larger intervention and implementation studies and support the profession’s Vision 2025 of occupational therapy as an evidence-based profession. We thank Evan for paying it forward by making a gift to support the 2021 IRGs. AOTF relies on the generosity of a community of donors to provide the resources we need to advance the science of occupational therapy. See how you can help build evidence to support the future of OT. If you've recieved support from AOTF and have an update about your OT research such as follow-on funding, let us know so we can share it with fellow colleagues in the field.