What is ILOTA?

The Illinois Occupational Therapy Association (ILOTA) is the official representative of the occupational therapy profession in the State of Illinois. ILOTA acknowledges and promotes professional excellence through a proactive, organized collaboration with occupational therapy personnel, the health care community, governmental agencies, and consumers.

Vision, Mission, Core Values, and Strategic Focus Areas

Our Vision is "ILOTA is a multifaceted association committed to enhancing health and well-being through the utilization of best occupational therapy practices in Illinois." And our Mission is "ILOTA is recognized as the premier occupational therapy resource in Illinois.  We strive to advance the best practice of occupational therapy through serving, supporting and promoting the profession." Learn more about our Core Values and Strategic Focus Areas.

Why Join ILOTA?

We invite you to join over 1,200 of your colleagues by becoming a member of our association. Producing valuable continuing education programs, facilitating professional networking opportunities, and advocating for our profession are just a few hallmarks of our legacy. View our membership benefits and dues options.


Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Special Interest Section (SIS) Upcoming Meetings

The JEDI SIS has several upcoming monthly Zoom meetings that are free and open to anyone: COTAD Connections Meetings and the JEDI SIS Committee Meetings. Read more and view the schedule.

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Launch of the "Dear JEDI" Column in The Communique Newsletter

What is Dear JEDI?: Dear JEDI is a column within the ILOTA quarterly Communique where question(s) from OTPs and OT/OTA students regarding JEDI in everyday practice and learning environments will be answered. Submit your questions here.

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Access Recordings of Past ILOTA Live Virtual Events

Did you know that we have posted nearly 20 ILOTA Live Virtual Events from 2021 and 2022? Most of these recordings are available for free for members and non-members. Click on the image above or here to see the complete list.

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Help Promote OT in Illinois with Video Clips

ILOTA is currently working on developing promotional and educational videos and content about OT from Illinois OTs, OTAs, and students!  We would love contributors from as many practice settings and geographical regions of Illinois as possible, so please consider contributing! Read more...