AOTA on Multicultural Issues and Resources
Multicultural Networking Groups
The Multicultural, Diversity, and Inclusion (MDI) Network is a network of independent groups of various diverse identities and affiliations based on race/ethnicity; disability; sexual orientation; and religious affiliation that collectively support the increase of diversity and inclusion in occupational therapy.
Cultural Competency Toolkits
Explore the toolkits created by the Multicultural Diversity and Inclusion (MDI) Network: Resources for understanding the specific values, norms, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors associated with different cultural groups.
Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD)
COTAD is a volunteer group aiming to increase diversity in the workforce and empower occupational therapy practitioners, educators, and students to enhance cultural humility to create a more inclusive environment. COTAD promotes diversity and inclusion through the development of educational materials, presentations, and advocacy. COTAD’s committees focus on community outreach, academic engagement, and resource development such as the following:
, a nonprofit advocacy organization that promotes cultural and gender diversity throughout the profession of occupational therapy.