EIN 13-1526422

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

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The American Occupational Therapy Association advances the quality, availability, use, and support of occupational therapy through standard-setting, advocacy, education, and research on behalf of its members and the public.
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Program areas at AOTA

Professional development: Aota supports a wide range of services to serve The profession of Occupational Therapy ("ot"). These fall into three major categories: education, accreditation, and professional standards. The annual conference, Aota inspire, is attended by practitioners and students representing all 50 states. Aota offers educational events to help Occupational Therapy practitioners improve skills in specific areas. Specialty conferences are also held, The education summit, children and youth specialty conference, and launchpad, an event focused on students and new practitioners. In The other areas of professional development and licensure support, Aota offers online educational courses. Aota helps new ots and otas prepare for The nbcot certification exam through Aota's nbcot exam prep. Aota provides thousands of hours of continuing education content. Aota provides additional board and specialty certification in several areas of The profession. Aota, through accreditation council for Occupational Therapy education ("acote"), accredits academic programs offered by junior colleges, colleges, and universities that offer a course of study in Occupational Therapy. Aota also develops professional standards as it relates to practice, ethics, evidence, and standards. Aota maintains several committees and commissions charged with The development and promulgation of practice standards. In addition to publishing practice guidelines, Aota also maintains an ethics commission, which provides guidance in The conduct of practice and adjudicates complaints against members of The Association. Aota funds research, analysis of research, and disseminates that information to members and The public at large. Efforts continued to link research, evidence, education, and practice.
Advocacy and awareness: Aota represents The profession of Occupational Therapy to The general public, payers for ot services, and policymakers at The state and national levels. At The federal level, Aota represents The profession to both The legislative and executive branches of government. Aota provides relevant research or needed information for government policymakers. At The state level, Aota serves as a liaison to state Occupational Therapy associations and state regulatory boards/state agencies, leading advocacy efforts at The state and federal levels related to health care reform and medicaid redesign. Aota initiated a licensure compact initiative in collaboration with nbcot. The compact greatly enhances The mobility of ot and ota practitioners in meeting workforce demands.at The state level, Aota efforts are focused on protecting The profession, supporting The framework of state practice acts that form The legal basis for The practice of ot, promoting The use of Aota's professional standards by state regulators, and assisting state associations in engaging effectively on critical policy issues at The state level. Aota works with therapists, employers of therapists, and payers of ot services, such as insurance companies, to assist in The proper payment and allocations of services. Additionally, Aota works to promote The profession in focused advertising and branding initiatives.
Publications: Aota produces a scholarly journal, The American journal of Occupational Therapy ("ajot"), a practice magazine, occupation Therapy practice ("otp"), a series of newsletters for various subsections of The profession, and electronic literature available on The Association's website, aota.org. Aota publishes educational textbooks, primarily used at post-secondary education institutions for those students studying ot.

Personnel at AOTA

Patricia HopkinsChief Officer , Finance and Operations$274,741
Chuck PartridgeChief Financial Affairs / Chief Financial Officer and Interim Executive Director 10 and 18 and 17 - 4 and 30 and 18 / Chief Professional Affairs Officer / Chief Financial Officer$150,459
Mathew ClarkChief , Innovation and Engagement$249,646
Neil HarvisonChief , Knowledge$269,302
Elizabeth DooleyVice President , Communications$177,378
...and 22 more key personnel

Financials for AOTA

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$48,482
Program services$16,360,768
Investment income and dividends$980,292
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$440,312
Net rental income$3,869
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-83,806
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$2,092,495
Miscellaneous revenues$2,695,872
Total revenues$22,538,284

Form 990s for AOTA

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-04-26990View PDF
2020-062021-05-02990View PDF
2019-062020-09-23990View PDF
2018-062019-07-23990View PDF
2017-062018-10-16990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
July 8, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
June 30, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 6 new personnel
June 27, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 4 new vendors, including , , , and
May 20, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 9 new personnel
May 12, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
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General information
6116 Executive Blvd 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
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IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
J03: Employment Professional Societies and Associations
NAICS code, primary
813920: Professional Associations
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