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Welcome to the Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon!

Welcome, from the President

Liz Miller, OTAO President
Liz Miller, OTR/L, CHT

Thank you for visiting our website and welcome to Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon! We are an organization dedicated to supporting occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants via strengthening the occupational therapy profession through advocacy, education and networking.

Whether you are looking for information regarding OT in the state of Oregon, joining us in quarterly continuing education events and our annual conference, leadership and advocacy opportunities, social get-togethers with other OT’s (OT Night Out), or a career opportunity on our job board, you are in the right place! We welcome you and hope that you will enjoy our website.

My name is Liz and I am the current President of OTAO. I have been working as an OT in Oregon for 10 years and a part of OTAO’s Board of Directors for the past 4. I am passionate about the occupational therapy profession, and being a part of OTAO is the absolute best way I have found to express this excitement and commitment. I am proud to work within an organization that believes in upholding the foundation of our profession, promoting professional growth and leadership opportunities, is committed to delivering a strong voice for the occupational therapy profession at a state and national level. Serving occupational therapists through OTAO has been an invaluable experience, both in growing my skills as a leader and my knowledge base as an occupational therapist.

OTAO is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. We came into being June 25, 1947 when we were admitted into AOTA. Dedicated volunteers led the drive for licensure. In 1977, Governor Bob Straub signed our State Licensure Practice Act (creating the Oregon OT Licensing Board). From then until now, occupational therapy has grown from a few therapists around the state to over 2,600 licensed OT and OTA practitioners in many different specialty fields

OTAO is made up of an encouraging, passionate and well-rounded group of OTs, OTAs, OT students and retirees. We would love to have you join us, so please don’t wait, get involved, and JOIN TODAY!

I am honored to be your President and look forward to our future together!

Upcoming Events

June SIS Emerging Practice Virtual Event 
Topic: Telehealth
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
7:00 to 8:00 PM PST 


Emerging Practice definition, “Emerging practices are new, innovative and which hold promise based on some level of evidence of effectiveness or change that is not research-based and/or sufficient to be deemed a ‘promising’ or ‘best’ practice”.
 We only have 100 spots for this event, so please RSVP by Tuesday, June 2nd by 5:00 PM PST 

June SIS Productive Aging Virtual Event 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
7:00 to 8:00 PM PST 

We only have 100 spots for this event, so please RSVP by Tuesday, June 9th by 5:00 PM PST  

Once you send an RSVP please look out for an email from info@otao.com with the link for the virtual event. If you haven’t already, please make sure to have info@otao.com saved to your contacts list, to ensure emails sent for this event are not sent to your spam or junk folder.

October 16-17,2020 
OTAO Annual Conference
Monarch Hotel & Conference Center
12566 SE 93rd Ave, Clackamas, OR 97015

Important Numbers

Active Members: 294

Occupational Therapists: 187

Occupational Therapy Assistants: 32

Occupational Therapy Students: 56

Retirees (Honorary): 16

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