Join us for our IGNITE series to expand your knowledge, get support, and join the movement to end violence and discrimination against and create equity for Black and Brown people everywhere.

COTAD is proud to present the the COTAD IGNITE series, a platform to elevate the voices of

and to help meet the needs of Black and brown members of the OT community

as well as other members of underrepresented groups.


Through various IGNITE series, we will expand our efforts to provide support, resources, and a safe place for practitioners of color and those in other underrepresented groups.

Register to attend these online events to learn how you can join our cause and help us do the difficult and necessary work of dismantling systems of racism, oppression, and discrimination to promote occupational justice. Some events will be recorded and available on YouTube afterwards. 


To our Black and brown peers:

We see you. We hear you. We're with you.

Fri, Dec 11
Must pre-register; link sent day of event
Taking Action for LGBTQIA+ Inclusion in Occupational Therapy
The third and final session of COTAD IGNITE Series 3.0 will center around taking action for LGBTQIA+ inclusion in occupational therapy. Must pre-register via EventBrite by 5 p.m. on Dec 10. The link for the event will be sent via email on the day of the event.
Sat, Nov 14
Online Event
LGBTQIA+ Inclusion in OT Education and Fieldwork
IGNITE Series 3.0, Session 2
Thu, Oct 29
Online event
Advancing LGBTQIA+ Inclusion in Occupational Therapy: Out in OT?
Open to all! Pre-registration required. Registration will end 24 hours prior to the event and a link to connect will be emailed to all registrants prior to the event.
Thu, Oct 08
The link to join will be sent on 10/8.
Pathways to Occupational Therapy & OT Student Support
This is the third and final event in the COTAD IGNITE 2.0 Series.
Thu, Sep 17
Online Discussion
Action for Inclusion in OT Education: Fieldwork Challenges Related to Racism and Discrimination
Join COTAD-ED for a discussion and action planning to address racism and discrimination in clinical training.
Thu, Aug 20
IGNITE Series II: Programmatic Challenges Related to Racism and Discrimination
Join us for the first event in the second IGNITE series hosted by COTAD-ED with a focus on OT education.
Thu, Aug 06
Online Event, Zoom
Join us for the final event in the IGNITE series on anti-racism. We will be reflecting with COTAD leaders and coming up with our own action strategies to move into the future.
Sat, Jul 11
Online Event
Value of Voices: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on DEI
Here from experts from SLP, PT, Anthropology, Public Health, Biomedical Engineering and Research.
Wed, Jun 17
IGNITE Series: The Black Male OT Experience in the U.S.
A panel presentation highlighting the successes, challenges, and experiences of Black male OT practitioners.
Sat, Jun 06
IGNITE Series: Are You Okay? The Impact of Racism & Police Brutality on Health & Occupation
COTAD is here and available to give you the space to discuss how police brutality and racism impact your daily occupations.

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