SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads. For those who like to plan ahead -- I got this from the PTCAS Newsletter two days ago: PTCAS Essay Question Change For 2012-2013 PTCAS will have a new essay question for the 2012-2013 cycle. The new question is: "Autonomous practice is a goal of the American Physical Therapy Association. What does autonomous physical therapy practice mean to you and what characteristics do you display that would allow you to contribute to this practice goal?"