2022 Annual Conference


The NJOTA Annual Conference will be back in person this year on Saturday, October 22nd, 2022
at  Rutgers School of Health Professions 
Stanley S. Bergen Building
65 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ 07107-1709

The theme for this year will be
Occupational Therapy: Staying Curious in a Busy World

With Keynote speaker Dr. Kristie Patten!

The conference will be made up of a variety of workshops, short courses, posters and exhibitor hall.

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A light breakfast along with lunch will be provided to attendees.

Discount will be offered for NJOTA members. Not a member? Become one today!

Regular Attendee - $225
NJOTA Member Regular Attendee- $175
Students - $50


Please direct all questions to [email protected].

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Kristie Patten

Dr. Kristie Patten is Vice Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at New York University. Her research examines strength based practices in inclusive public school settings. She authored a Strength Based Frame of Reference for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum as a guide for practice and her work has been recognized with the awarding of AOTA’s 2021 Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship. Dr. Patten is the Principal Investigator of the NYU Steinhardt's ASD Nest Program, an inclusive program for autistic students. She is currently Co-PI of an NSF grant entitled "IDEAS: Inventing, Designing and Engineering on the Autism Spectrum" that leverages STEM interests of autistic middle school students to develop social competence and potential career pathways. Dr. Patten has published extensively and presented nationally and internationally on topics related to examining autism from a strength-based or abilities-based model.