The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the nationally recognized professional association of approximately 40,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students of occupational therapy. The AOTA website provides their mission, vision, strategic plan, contact information, board of directors, operational principles, code of ethics, standards of practice, initiatives, and alliances as well as information about the profession and online purchasing of books and products. Pages for OT students include information about education, scholarships, fieldwork, and certification as well as OT JobLink.org. Xavier University students are also given access to the OT Search database.
The American Occupational Therapy Foundation, a charitable, non-profit organization, was created in 1965 to advance the science of occupational therapy and increase public understanding of its value. This web site includes contact information for board members and staff, newsletter, annual report, mission, Academy of Research awards & recognition, news, Institute for the Study of Occupation and Health, Wilma L. West Library, OT Search, OTJR, doctoral network, dissertation research grants, and opportunities for giving.
The library’s subject guide to occupational therapy research databases, books, journals, media, websites, librarian liaison and context-specific help is available for Xavier University students and faculty.
The Ohio Occupational Therapy Association (OOTA) is an affiliate of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). OOTA serves both members and consumers by promoting occupational therapy and by addressing professional issues that impact the education and practice of occupational therapists in the state of Ohio. The OOTA website provides information about their annual conference, membership, the purchase of OT products, relevant legislation (action alerts), OOTA board officers, district meetings, Ohio OT schools, and websites of interest to occupational therapists.
The Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Trainers Board is a public service agency responsible for consumer protection. Their mission is to maintain high licensure standards for the consumers of the health care services. This website includes contact information about board members and staff, board meeting calendar, minutes of board meetings, relevant news, licensure verification search, downloadable licensure applications, laws & rules (including a rule pamphlet), continuing education opportunities, CEU request form, complaint forms, change of address forms, sample supervision logs, fees, newsletter, annual report and useful links to other Internet web sites.
The Guatemala 2012 website was launched to describe the international academic service learning initiative that will be offered for the fifth time during Summer 2012. Students, faculty, and local practitioners will be going to Guatemala for one week to provide therapy service to children who reside in Guatemalan orphanages. The website includes information for students and practitioners alike.