Advocacy is an important part of the Occupational Therapy profession, state legislative issues affect how Occupational Therapist practice, how they bill, how many are employed, and the impact they are able to have on their patients.


NCOTA has a history of positive impacts through advocacy opportunities. Advocacy events are held often such as group meetings to the legislative buildings to meet legislature as well as our annual Advocacy Day in which there are virtual as well as in-person opportunities. Each member that goes to advocacy day or participates in other advocacy opportunities meet our lobbyist, Ashley Perkinson as well as legal/political chair for NCOTA, Kimberly Godwin. The active involvement of our lobbyist is helpful for expanding our members knowledge and empowering passion for Advocacy in Occupational Therapy.

We have created an Advocacy Toolkit to make it easier to be involved. 

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