The Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD) is a 100% volunteer led and operated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are able to provide training materials, virtual and in-person events, and scholarships through the purchase of membership plans as well as the generous donations from people like YOU!


Join a community of occupational therapy practitioners, educators, researchers, and students looking to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion by signing up for COTAD membership. For all memberships questions please email


For one low annual fee, COTAD members receive exclusive benefits, including discounts on COTAD merchandise and events, acces to high-quality educational and training materials, voting privileges, and more!

  • Access to COTAD educational and training materials

  • Networking and social interaction opportunities

  • Early-bird access to regisration for limited-capacity COTAD events

  • Discounts on COTAD events, job postings, and publications

  • Request feature in the COTAD Courier

  • Submit articles for inclusion in the the COTAD Courier e-newsletter

  • Volunteering on COTAD committees

  • Voting privileges for General Membership concerns


In addition to joining as a member, consider making a financial contribution to our organization to support the development of scholarship, educational materials, and programs that will help us achieve our mission of empowering occupational therapy leaders to engage in practices that increase diversity, equity and inclusion for a more transformative occupational therapy profession.


We are thankful for all donations made by individuals, organizations, and institutions looking to support COTAD.


As a 501(c)(3), your contribution to COTAD is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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