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.


ConnOTA Annual Awards 

Award applications are open to all current members of ConnOTA as of January 3, 2023.

Award Nominations are accepted through February 1, 2023.

 FarmResponse Learning Opportunity

FarmResponse® offering a free learning opportunity for up to 205 healthcare practitioners in Connecticut on a first-come, first-served basis, thanks to a partnership with the Connecticut Department of Agriculture who have paid for the seats. FarmResponse is an on-demand 3.5 hours continuing education module, that provides critical knowledge for providing mental health care to agricultural workers. This course is valuable for any healthcare professional, especially those who are based in a rural area or treat the farm and rancher population.  

We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to better understand and help agriculture workers and producers, and we thank you for all you do for the Connecticut populace and their mental health! 

For more information on FarmResponse, visit our website at

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

          Join our Awards Committee, Government Affairs, and Member for Professional Development teams!

         Please email [email protected] for more information.

 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. 

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