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American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

a/k/a: AOTA


4720 Montgomery Lane
P.O. Box 31220
Bethesda, MD 20824-1220





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The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA) is a professional organization for occupational therapy practitioners and students in occupational therapy programs. Founded in 1917, AOTA works to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapists, to support a professional community for its members, and to preserve the viability and relevance of the profession. The main activities of AOTA are directed towards assuring the quality and easy access of occupational therapy services. Through collaboration with the American Medical Association, the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, and state legislators, AOTA has accredited education programs, set standards for practice, helped create and supported licensure and regulatory practician laws, encouraged research and testing, influenced health care issues, developed continuing educational programs, and financially supported some members through scholarships and employment. It offers its members a variety of informational materials including brochures, a newsletter, a journal, reports, a database, audiovisual aids, and an electronic communication system. Several materials and resources are also available in Spanish.

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