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COTAD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

Abe Saffer, an AOTA lobbyist, has successfully gotten bipartisan support for H.R. 3637, a bill to amend Title 7 of the Public Health Service Act to increase diversity in allied health professions. The bill is also supported by Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois and Rep. Cathy...

COTAD’s Executive Board consists of OT practitioners who excel both in both their work and professional endeavors and their work with COTAD. As a volunteer organization, COTAD requires a great deal of time and effort to maintain our current programs and continue to deve...

On February 25, 2019, the Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity officially became a nonprofit organization! This designation comes with many benefits, including the ability to apply for local and national grants, provide tax exempt goods and services...

This year marked several important events in COTAD history! Since its establishment in 2014, COTAD has continued to grow and have an impact on the professional dialogue, student education, and professional practice in occupational therapy.

At this year’s AOTA Conference...

Congratulations to the first-ever winners of the COTAD Chapter Excellence Award! Washington University at St. Louis (WUSTL) occupational therapy students earned this honor for their dedication to community service, education, and fundraising to support diversity-related...

January 23, 2019

On December 18th and 20th, 2018, members of the SUNY Downstate Medical Center COTAD Chapter coordinated a holiday toy drive. The event COTAD Chapter leaders and students from the Occupational Therapy Classes of 2018, 2019 and 2020. Over two days, students wrapped and de...

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