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OccupationalDear colleagues:
Many of you were at the MOTA Conference and stopped at their table to learn about the recent events there. For those of you who were not present I announced that on September 23, Deborah Powell, Dean of the Medical School at the University of Minnesota directed the Program to not recruit a class to start in academic year 2005.
(download the complete letter here)
Download a fact sheed about the U of M OT Program
Sample Letter to Your Legislator regarding the U of M OT Program Closure - (Find your legislator here!)
Sample Letter to the U of M regarding Cutting Their OT Program
Click here for the proposed new mission and organizational structure for MOTA.
Click here for a link to the DHS Provider Update about code changes.
Welcome to the Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association`s Website!  Your visit to our site and communication with our members is an opportunity to expand awareness of the profession of Occupational Therapy in Minnesota and promote the practice of occupational therapy in our state and throughout the country.  Purchase of continuing education courses or products from our store helps the Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association promote occupational therapy.  If you are an occupational therapist your membership in your state association as well as the American Occupational Therapy Association is vitally important for information and education, communication with colleagues, professional growth, and promotion of the practice of occupational therapy.
 Definition & Mission
Occupational Therapy is a health profession providing services to individuals who have experienced physical injuries, illnesses, developmental issues arising prior to or at birth, issues related to the aging process, social or psychological difficulties.  
The purpose of occupational therapy intervention is to increase an individual`s functional abilities while restoring, maintaining or preventing further deterioration due to a chronic or progressive condition.
The purpose of the Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association is to promote the practice of Occupational Therapy through special interest sections, continuing education, quality assurance and research.