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The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services.
American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM)
An interprofessional non-profit association with a mission to improve the lives of disabled people.
American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT)
An organization of hand therapy professionals dedicated to advancing the field of hand and upper extremity therapy by promoting education, advocacy, research and clinical standards.
Iowa Occupational Therapy Association
A non-profit with a focus on education, research and communication in OT.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to raising awareness and providing support and education to affected Americans.
The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT®)
The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT®) is a not-for-profit credentialing agency that provides certification for the occupational therapy profession.
World Federation of Occupational Therapists
The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) is the official international organization that supports and promotes occupational therapy around the world. Currently, there are 72 member countries representing 350,000 practitioners internationally. The United States was an original founding country of the WFOT and has been a member since 1952.
The WFOT provides information and resources on various topics and has an official publication, the WFOT Bulletin, which it produces in electronic format biannually. http://www.wfot.org/AboutUs/FundamentalBeliefs.aspx