Occupational Therapy Program: In the Community
Community Service is an important component of the Stony Brook Occupational Therapy program. This page highlights some of the activities that our students participate in throughout the year.
2016 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Walk
The Stony Brook OT program participated in the 'Out of the Darkness' walk to raise funds for suicide prevention in October 2016. As a team, the OT program raised over $5800 and ranked 5th among the 270 groups that signed up for the walk.
On March 2, 2016, students and faculty from the occupational therapy program from both campuses traveled to Albany to meet with their local representatives to advocate for the professional issues related to occupational therapy within New York State.
OT Program Helps Adopt-A-Family
Students, faculty and staff in SHTM's Occupational Therapy Program (from both campuses) worked diligently to collect gifts for the Adopt-A-Family program sponsored by Options for Community Living Inc., in Smithtown, New York. This organization is dedicated to helping families and individuals who are in need of an array of community and medical services.
With the help of the Stony Brook University Career Center, OT students, faculty and staff were able to fulfill the wish lists for three sponsored families. On December 8, 2014, in the spirit of community and giving, students and faculty from the Health Sciences Center and Southampton came together to sort, wrap and label the gifts to be presented to each of the families.