The Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the world's preeminent occupational therapy organization addressing issues of systemic racism and oppression, occupational injustice, healthcare equity, and educational decolonization.

We are a powerful network of individuals, students, educators, and advocates from across the the globe all working towards a common goal of promoting diversity and inclusion within the occupational therapy workforce and increasing the ability of occupational therapy practitioners to serve an increasingly diverse population.

Join us on the journey towards a building a world in which occupational therapy maximizes health, well-being, and quality of life for all people.

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Our organization is responsive - not reactive.


Read our "Statement on Statements" to understand why we will not be sharing future statements in reaction to incidences of violence and hatred in our communities and around the world.