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Why I Chose Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy Volunteers

Occupational Therapy Student Intern Blog Reflections Miranda O’Brien, NYU November 4, 2020 I decided to become an Occupational Therapist while growing up with my younger brother who is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I saw him face challenges to achieve academic success, socialize, and become independent. I want to be an Occupational Therapist to support […]

Social Isolation, Together

Social Isolation

Occupational Therapy Student Blog Post Dec 1, 2020 Euka Beloria, Dominican College Carissa Martinez-Cabral, Dominican College The government has had to enforce “social distancing” measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 and protect the vulnerable. Although these strategies were necessary to protect the public’s physical health, they have also had a negative impact on mental […]

The Impact of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Afya is a non-traditional work environment that provides opportunities for individuals who have a medical diagnosis, such as Bipolar disorder. Individuals with bipolar disorder may have a variety of symptoms including episodes of mania and depression. These symptoms may impact an individual at Afya when searching a table for items, identifying expiration dates, or concentrating on counting supplies. OTs implement strategies that can be used in and out of the workplace, such as deep breathing, mindfulness meditation, and self-soothing techniques. OTs strive to advocate for the client to identify an optimal fit of function so that they may have a productive work routine!

The Importance of Purpose

Occupational Therapy Volunteer

Occupational Therapy Student Blog Post December 15, 2020 Alyssa Gennaro, Towson University  Rachel Hollembaek, Towson University Being occupational therapy students at Afya has heightened our awareness of how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted everyone’s lives. We have learned the importance of how engaging individuals in meaningful activities can result in a feeling of purpose. Individuals define […]

Afya In 2020


As we all reflect on the intense and world shifting events of 2020, we hope you will recall the stark differences in access to healthcare that COVID-19 has highlighted.  Afya’s mission has always been to support the fight for access to quality healthcare, and with your donation we can continue providing needed and necessary supplies […]

A Whole Lot of Holism at Afya

Occupational Therapy Volunteer

Occupational Therapy Student Blog Post December 14, 2020 Carina Frantz, Mercy College Occupational Therapy Program My internship as an occupational therapy student at Afya Foundation has illustrated for me how vital a holistic approach is to occupational therapy (OT). Combining medical and social models, OT understands that people have been shaped by ongoing physical and […]



Essential Medical Supplies Arrive in Vieques from New York Area Donors FARMINGDALE, NY / SAN JUAN, PR – September 29 – A shipment of nearly a thousand pounds of essential medicines including antibiotics, vaccines, asthma and diabetes drugs has landed in San Juan. The items are bound for medical facilities here and on the nearby […]