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National School Backpack Awareness Day

Each year, National School Backpack Awareness Day takes place on the third Wednesday of September. Backpack Day is a great opportunity to showcase occupational therapy services in your community. In the past, AOTA has encouraged members to host backpack weighing events at local schools.

This year, we'd like to broaden the event and activities to include "packs" throughout the lifespan—from school backpacks and purses to briefcases and suitcases! After all, occupational therapy practitioners help individuals of all ages live life to its fullest!

Stay tuned for materials that will help get your event off the ground. You can also share information with your colleagues by joining the Backpack Forum on OT Connections. See the latest information and resources in our Conference & Events section.

Pack it Light, Wear it Right!


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