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Occupational and Physical Therapists

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Thomas Ayrovainen
Occupational/Physical Therapists

The UFT is here to support your vital work. It's a critical time for unions, and we must stay strong and unified. As a union member, you have the right to have your voice heard in the workplace as we strengthen our chapter and our union.

Our chapter's section on this website has links to our chapter representatives and other sections where we put important resources for occupational and physical therapists. 

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What's New

Better tool to assure special ed compliance

The new contract establishes school-based Special Education Committees and annual training of all staff on special education rules and regulations. Vice President for Special Education MaryJo Ginese writes that these new rights will empower members...

Teacher’s Choice amounts stay steady

As it has for more than 35 years, the Teacher’s Choice program will again reimburse UFT-represented educators for some of their out-of-pocket expenses for supplemental instructional supplies and materials of their choice.

Speaking up for students with disabilities

The city’s superintendents gathered at UFT headquarters in early October. UFT Vice President for Special Education MaryJo Ginese said the union made it clear to them at this introductory meeting that when special education compliance issues are...

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