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November 18, 2019

Dear COTAD Members and Supporters,

We had another exciting conference this year in New Orleans, LA as we welcomed approximately 70 guests to the 5th Annual COTAD Breakfast. We were honored to have Dr. Michael Iwama as our Keynote speaker and students, faculty and practi...

November 18, 2019

Calling all mentors! Did you ever receive assistance, advice, or support from a professional mentor during your academic or professional career? If so, now is your chance to give back and help the next generation of OT practitioners become the best they can be. Read on...

November 18, 2019

AOTA Conference session acceptances were recently announced, and many COTAD members will be in Boston next year sharing perspectives and knowledge about diversity, culturally informed practice, and other topics. See below for a sampling of short courses, workshop, pre-...

November 18, 2019

Since COTAD became a nonprofit, we recognized the importance of creating and sharing a record of our goals and achievements as an organization. To this end, Executive Board Member Nadine Kwebetchou developed the first-ever COTAD Annual Report.

The 2019 Annual Report inc...

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 dev...