Alyson Stover is an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy the University of Pittsburgh and obtained her juris doctorate in law with a post-graduate certificate in health law from the University of Pittsburgh. Her areas of practice expertise include pediatrics, trauma-informed occupational therapy and holistic approaches to substance use disorder. Dr. Stover is AOTA Board Certified in Pediatrics, and has spent her entire career focusing on increasing the health and wellness and experience of children with special health care needs and their families. She owns a private outpatient pediatric practice north of Pittsburgh and co-founded a non-profit organization that uses occupation to address community, societal and population needs.
As a pediatric occupational therapist and a health law advocate, Alyson is interested in sharing my knowledge and experience how ways to advocate for children and their families across environments. How do families learn what their rights are and how to families assert their rights in a meaningful way that supports the health and wellness of their child and the family. She would like to share ways that she has worked “past the no” to “get to the yes.”