Diversity, Inclusion, Equality, and Accessibility at WOTA

At WOTA (Washington Occupational Therapy Association), we are dedicated to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment within the occupational therapy profession. We firmly believe in promoting accessibility and ensuring that everyone, regardless of their unique characteristics or abilities, can fully participate in society. We value the diverse perspectives and experiences of our members and recognize the importance of creating a welcoming and supportive community for all.

Our Commitment:

  • Diversity: We embrace and celebrate diversity in all its forms, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, religion, disability, and veteran status. We believe that a diverse occupational therapy community enriches our profession and enhances the care we provide to individuals and communities.
  • Inclusion: We strive to create an inclusive culture that fosters a sense of belonging for all our members. We promote open dialogue, collaboration, and shared decision-making, ensuring that diverse voices are heard and valued. We actively work towards dismantling barriers and biases, cultivating an environment where everyone feels empowered, respected, and supported.
  • Equality: We advocate for equal opportunities and fair treatment for all. We are committed to promoting policies, practices, and legislation that eliminate discrimination and create a level playing field within the occupational therapy profession. We recognize the importance of equal representation and equitable access to resources, education, and opportunities for professional growth.
  • Accessibility: We are dedicated to promoting accessibility and ensuring that our services are available to all individuals. We strive to create an environment that accommodates diverse abilities and provides equal access to occupational therapy services. We actively work towards removing physical, technological, and attitudinal barriers that hinder full participation and inclusion.

Submit Your Needs:

We believe in the power of listening and understanding individual needs to create a more inclusive and accessible occupational therapy profession. If you have specific accessibility needs or any suggestions to enhance diversity, inclusion, and equality within our organization, we encourage you to submit them through our online form. Your feedback is valuable in helping us shape our initiatives and improve our services.

Click here to submit your needs: Submit Your Needs

Join Us:

We invite individuals who share our commitment to diversity, inclusion, equality, and accessibility to join WOTA and become part of our vibrant community. Together, we can work towards creating a profession that reflects the richness of our diverse society and ensures equitable access to Occupational Therapy services for all. Please email president@wota.org


Updated July 2023