Michigan Occupational Therapy Association


Welcome to MiOTA

The Michigan Occupational Therapy Association welcomes all therapists, assistants, students and educators in the profession of occupational therapy to explore and enjoy this website.  Patients and their family members and advocates will find information about how the OT practitioners across the state can help them to participate fully and perform at the highest level within their personal life roles...truly living life to it's fullest!

As you use this site you will note that some areas are for members only.  We wish to thank those members who have demonstrated their support for their profession and this association, which is the Voice of OT within the state of Michigan. We hope that those who have not yet joined will take this opportunity to become a member of MiOTA. 

Mission Statement:

The mission of MiOTA is to advocate for the profession of occupational therapy in the state of Michigan and act as a communication vehicle for its members.

Vision Statement:

That MiOTA is acknowledged by occupational therapy practitioners and all stakeholders as the premier resource of knowledge, information, and expertise for the profession of occupational therapy in the state of Michigan.

MiOTA is a voluntary professional association of occupational therapy practitioners who are dedicated to supporting the profession through advocacy and communication.

Member Spotlight: Nancy Vandewiele

I have been a member of MiOTA for 41 years and have served on the MIOTA Board and on various committees for 38 of those years. I reactivated the Detroit Chapter of MiOTA in 2011 and was able to build membership and conduct bi-annual meetings for members in the Tri-County Metro Detroit area. I turned over the chapter in 2016 to Eric Checkley who continues to build a large supportive membership there. In 2017 upon my arrival at the University of Michigan-Flint to start the first entry-level OTD program, I realized that there was not a Flint Chapter. In May 2017 I held the first Flint Chapter meeting which was attended by 10 members. The Flint chapter continues to grow and now has the support of the other OT and OTA programs in Flint and is well supported by McLaren, Hurley and Genesis Health Care Systems as well as local clinics and community partners. I am a MiOTA member because I believe that my membership over the years has supported occupational therapy to become a licensed and highly recognized profession in the State of Michigan. As an educator, I have advocated for students to become members and be actively involved in their State association. I can proudly say that I have had the honor to work with former students who now serve on MiOTA!

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