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American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

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Katie Riley, Media Relations Manager
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200

Bethesda, MD 20814-3449

301-652-2682 (Voice),
301-652-7711 (FAX),
1-800-377-8555 (Voice - TDD),

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The American Occupational Therapy Association is a national professional society established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners, and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services. Occupational therapy is a vital health care service whose practitioners help to restore and sustain the highest quality of productive life to persons recovering from illnesses or injuries, or coping with developmental disabilities or changes resulting from the aging process. Current AOTA membership numbers approximately 42,000, including occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and occupational therapy students. Members reside in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 65 foreign countries. AOTA's major programs and activities are directed toward assuring the quality of occupational services; improving consumer access to healthcare services, and promoting the professional development of members.


Publications of the AOTA include titles on professional development, practice, and curricular materials. Serial publications: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, bimonthly; OT Practice, semimonthly.


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Date Entered: 3/1/1998
Date Edited: 2/15/2013
Date Revised: 2/8/2013
Health Referral Number: HR0107
Accession Number: DP91A0084

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