For the Media

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The American Occupational Therapy Association’s Media Relations Office focuses on promoting and protecting the professional interests of more than  213,000 occupational therapy practitioners and students in the United States. Each year, AOTA responds to hundreds of media requests and issues numerous press releases on success stories, research, legislative policy, and much more.

Looking for a compelling story? Need an expert to round out an article or serve as a radio or TV guest? Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations).

AOTA staff and association members are available to speak about a variety of topics. Our Media Relations Office serves as the primary point of contact for all media inquiries.

Interested in attending one of our conferences? Read the media guidelines here.

Katie Riley, Manager of Media & Public Relations
Phone: 301-652-6611, ext. 2963

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