2022 National AOT Symposium and Learning Collaborative
October 13-14, 2022
The Menger Hotel
San Antonio, Texas
What is AOT?
Assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) is a tool in the toolbox for civil courts and mental health systems to work collaboratively to help individuals with serious mental illness caught in a cycle of repeat hospitalizations, homelessness, and incarcerations. Individuals who benefit from AOT have a history of inconsistent engagement with treatment, often due to diminished awareness of the need for treatment. AOT aims to motivate and assist individuals with serious mental illness to engage in treatment and ensure that the mental health system is attentive to their needs.