The Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association (ConnOTA)

ConnOTA is a non-profit volunteer organization that provides a professional community for its members. The resources contained in this site will outline membership benefits, continuing education opportunities, and serve as a resource for promoting the profession in the State of Connecticut. Our mission is to protect and promote the advancement of the practice of Occupational Therapy while serving the needs of our members and consumers of our services.


       Are you looking for exciting volunteer opportunities to share with our members?

          Join our Government Affairs groups and Member for Professional Development events.

   Please email [email protected] for more information.


We are excited to announce ConnOTA's In-Person Fall 2022 Conference!

Saturday, November 5th, 2022

Half-Day Event

Quinnipiac University's North Haven Campus

More information will be coming soon!

Fall Conference Save the Date 2022

       Congratulations Newly-Elected and Volunteer Board Members!!!

         Thank you to all applicants for your willingness to volunteer and support ConnOTA. 

         The following board members have been elected to serve from July 2022 to 2024:

    • Membership Chair: Michelle Forfa, OTD, OTR/L
    • Secretary: Kristina Cuoco, MOTR/L, CBIS 
    The following board members have volunteered to serve in the following positions:
    • Members for Professional Development (MPD) Team:
      • Tessa Boston, MOT, OTR/L
      • Jaimee Hegge, OTD/L, OTR/L, CKTP
      • Heather Studwell, MS, OTR/L, MBA, CLT-LANA
    • Special Interest Section (SIS) Co-Chair: Gus Schlegel, MPS, OT/L

 Advocacy Updates & Opportunities

PB 2022-50 Addition of Dry Needling Services to the Independent Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Fee Schedule

AOTA - Urge Your Representative to Cosponsor the Growing, Recruiting, and Obtaining Workers in Specialized Instructional Support Personnel Services (GROW SISPS) Act, H.R. 7219, ensuring adequate staffing of support personnel including occupational therapists in public schools. 

AOTA - Write A Letter: Ask Congress to Support the SMART Act and Three Policies That Will Protect OTAs 

CT General Assembly Office of Legislative Research - Acts Affecting Health Professions

Support our student scholarship program and visit our new Online Store!  Apparel items can be made with either the ConnOTA logo or "Occupational Therapy".  Watch for more items in the next few months!       Want us to offer an item?  Let us know!


Public Health commissioner orders suspension of license renewals and payment of associated fees during pandemic - 

Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Renée D. Coleman-Mitchell today issued an order suspending the need for all DPH licensees to renew their licenses throughout the duration of the declared COVID-19 emergency. This applies to all licenses the agency administers, including those for health care facilities and practitioners. Licensees will not be required to pay the fees associated with the renewals during this time but will be required to pay such fees retroactively when the period of license renewal suspension is over.  All active licenses will remain active throughout the duration of the declared emergency.

AOTA - OT In the Age of Caronavirus  Resources for practitioners, educators, and students to navigate COVID-19 and help others engage in meaningful occupations.

      AOTF - Resources for practitioners, educators, and students 



Bill Tracking - Real time status of all bills currently being tracked by ConnOTA 

Legislative Update