AOTA (The American Occupational Therapy Association) is the professional organization for occupational therapists, representing more than 213,000 occupational therapy practitioners and students in the United States. AOTA works to advance the quality, availability, use, and support of occupational therapy through standard-setting, advocacy, education, and research on behalf of its members and the public.
Other professional organizations include:
- American OT Association LGBTQ Network
- Asian/Pacific Heritage Occupational Therapy Association (APHOTA)
- National Black Occupational Therapy Caucus (NBOTC)
- Occupational Therapy Network for Native Americans (OTNA)
- Terapia Ocupacional para Diversidad Oportunidad y Solidaridad (TODOS) Network of Hispanic Practitioners.
Below you will find resources to help offset the cost of attending Occupational Therapy programs:
- FinAid.org – Link for loan forgiveness programs for a variety of health professions, but be sure to check out their resources for scholarships and grants!