The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services.
The American Occupational Therapy Foundation is a charitable, non-profit organization created in 1965 to advance the science of occupational therapy and increase public understanding of its value. AOTF is supported by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). AOTF publishes the journal, Occupation, Participation and Health.
NBCOT serves the public interest by advancing client care and professional practice through evidence-based certification standards and the validation of knowledge essential for effective practice in occupational therapy.
The NRA's mission is to provide advocacy, awareness and career advancement for professionals in the fields of rehabilitation. Its members include rehab counselors, physical, speech and occupational therapists, job trainers, consultants, independent living instructors and other professionals involved in the advocacy of programs and services for people with disabilities.