E20 | From OT clinician to caregiver/advocate for her daughter: An OT’s personal story
Amy Mooney, MS, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist who knows first-hand about the role of caregiving and about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, or “ME,” as the mother of a child with this condition. Amy has an undergraduate degree from Loyola University in Chicago and a Master’s degree in OT from Rush University Chicago. She is a returned Peace Corp volunteer and has worked as an OT in a variety of pediatric settings, including schools, early intervention/home health and private practice. Amy is the mother of 3 school-aged children including a 14 year-old daughter who has ME. Amy is interested in increasing awareness about ME, especially in the medical community, and hopes to inform fellow OT practitioners about how they can support the care and provide treatment for people with this condition.