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.