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To Increase Giving, Non Profits May Need That Lucky Number

Reprinted from the NYTimes Ron Lieber 9/16/2023.  A great and timely article that is a good follow up to the recent webinar we hosted on Considerations When Therapists Start a Non-Profit.  This speaks directly to ideas for fundraising. The donor note came over the transom like any other: A contributor was hoping that the minimum …

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I Wrote this in 2020 – Its Relevance Remains – The Intersection of the 20th Anniversary of 9-11, COVID-19 and Therapists Today

We all have watershed moments in life. Turning points, and exact moments that change the direction of an activity or situation and usually the direction of one’s life. Typically considered momentous, though often recognized only in hindsight. The longer you live, the more watershed moments you experience and integrate into the landscape of your life. …

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Brendan Depa’s Mother (Occupational Therapist Leanne Depa) Tells Her Son’s Story

Reprinted from Flagerlive.com June 25 2023 Written by Leanne Depa It saddens us when things in our schools don’t always go right or as planned. Our family is filled with concern for Ms. Joan Naydich, and we continue to pray for her swift recovery. Our whole family was horrified by what she endured. Nobody deserves …

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apexINSPIRE invites the world to join the Virtual Autism Summit 2023: ‘Deepening a Spectrum of Solutions for Tomorrow’

San Clemente, USA – Over the past few years, the conversation around autism has shifted from that of a disease or a disorder to a diverse group of neurodiverse individuals with their own special gifts. This year, Apex Social Group would like to invite you to the apexINSPIRE Autism Summit – “Deepening a Spectrum of …

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Read this article if you are thinking about offering Home Modification or Aging in Place services, are a mobile Med Part B therapist, thinking about becoming one, or why you should if you are not!

Understanding What Makes Senior Towns in Iowa “Smart” Posted Mar 7, 2023 – Iowa State University.  Ilona Matysiak, Sociology and Criminal Justice, matysiak@iastate.eduDavid Peters, Sociology and Criminal Justice, dpeters@iastate.edu, 515-294-6303 Rachel Cramer, rcramer@iastate.edu, 515-294-6136 AMES, IA — With the youngest baby boomers sliding into retirement, adults aged 65 and older are expected to outnumber children by 2030. The …

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Increasing Operation Costs Make it Difficult for Some Private Practices to Stay Open

If you need help defending why you may need to ask for a fee increase, read this! It’s a good use of data to prove your point about increasing operating costs of running a practice. Here’s a practice that got some publicity from their local news channel discussing this. Reprinted from Spectrum News BY ALEXIS BELL CHARLOTTE …

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Cleveland Clinic Charges for Physician Email Responses – Why Aren’t You???

Dollars for Their Thoughts – More Hospitals and Practices are Charging for Doctors’ Email Responses to Patient Queries Reprinted from the NY Times January 24, 2023 By Benjamin Ryan  Jan. 24, 2023 My two cents and then I encourage everyone to read the article. Practice owners know that their “non direct services” including phone calls, emails responses, video …

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When are OTs Going to Start to Use the News to Showcase themselves to the Public

The last 35 days have featured many news stories relating to Occupational Therapy that immediately captured my attention, and others in the field. But my reaction and perspective when reading them may be different, and hopefully, can serve as a wakeup call to the profession.   Instead of “that’s great”, ” how wonderful”, or “how sad”, …

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