Ashley Stoffel

Ashley Stoffel

Clinical Professor, Occupational Therapy

Office Phone



1919 W. Taylor St., 351 AHSB

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Office Hours

By appointment


In the entry-level OTD program, Dr. Stoffel co-leads and contributes to several block courses including Occupational Development Across the Lifespan, Occupational Performance and Participation: Outcomes and Interventions blocks and OT Process: Application blocks. She is the director of the UIC OT Faculty Practice: Children, Youth & Families which provides occupational therapy services to children and families in the Chicago area. She is the OT discipline coordinator & training mentor for the Illinois Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) Program. Dr. Stoffel's scholarly interests include promoting family engagement with young children and families in diverse Early Intervention and community settings. She is the co-facilitator of the AOTA Early Childhood Community of Practice; co-founder and facilitator of the IL Early Intervention and Schools OT Community of Practice; and is actively engaged at the state and national level in early childhood groups, resource development and presentations.

Selected Grants

Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) interdisciplinary training program, Occupational Therapy Discipline Coordinator and Training Mentor

Service to the Community

Invited Member of the Illinois Interagency Council on Early Intervention Workforce Workgroup Member of the Raising Illinois Cross-System Preparation, Professional Development & Supports Workgroup Occupational Therapy Representative to the Illinois Early Intervention Coalition

Leadership in the Profession

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Co-Facilitator, Early Childhood Community of Practice

Illinois Occupational Therapy Association (ILOTA), Co-Chair, Archives Committee

Illinois Early Intervention and Schools Community of Practice, Co-Founder and Co-Facilitator

Illinois Early Intervention Coalition, Member, Occupational Therapy Representative

Notable Honors

2024 - Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Occupational Therapy, National Academies of Practice

2022 - Occupational Therapist of the Year, Illinois Occupational Therapy Association

2018 - Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), American Occupational Therapy Association

2020 - UIC Teaching Recognition Program Award, UIC


OTD, Washington University in St. Louis, 2006
BS, Chemistry and Spanish, University of Indianapolis, 2003