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Message from the President

The Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon (OTAO) stands in solidarity with all people who are impacted by racial disparity, oppression, and bigotry. We are constantly reminded of the intensity and depth of the racism that permeates our communities and culture. We denounce all forms of hatred, violence and disrespect toward human beings. Our stance is consistent with AOTA’s statement on justice and racism, which can be found here. OTAO is actively working towards enacting change in our communities, profession, and organization. 

We encourage our members and prospective members to explore ways in which we, as occupational therapy practitioners, educators and students, can enact change in our communities and country to address issues of systematic racism. We welcome the opportunity to further engage in this challenging conversation: what is your experience? How can we move forward to make a difference? What can OTAO do to address this issue? 

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!

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April 1-30, 2021
OT MONTH!

April 2, 2021
World OT Awareness Day 

April 15, 2021
OT Night In 

6:30PM – 7:30PM PDT

April 20, 2021
Productive Aging
Virtual Connection Event
7:00PM – 7:30PM PDT

April 21, 2021
Earth Day

April 26, 2021
Advocacy Day

8:00AM – 5:00PM PDT

April 27, 2021
Emerging Practice
Virtual Connection Event
7:00PM – 7:30PM PDT

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Call for OT Month Donations for Oregon Lobbying Efforts

Help us make a difference this OT Appreciation Month! We are excited to announce that an OT Retiree (who wishes to remain anonymous) has offered to match all donations to OTAO Lobbying efforts, up to $1000, through April 2021.

Help us reach our goal of reaching $1000 in donations!
Donations 84%

The Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon relies on the generosity of donors such as yourself to best meet your OT needs. If you would like to donate today please click the ‘Donate’ button below.

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Important Numbers

Active Members: 193

Occupational Therapists: 120

Occupational Therapy Assistants: 15

Occupational Therapy Students: 48

Retirees (Honorary): 9