What is TOTA?

The Texas Occupational Therapy Association (TOTA) is a non-profit professional association incorporated in Texas. TOTA is an affiliate of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

The Texas Occupational Therapy Association was established for the benefit of professionals and students of occupational therapy. Membership services includes public relations materials, legislative information, practice forum, educational meetings and student services.

The mission of the TOTA is to be responsive to the professional development, information needs, and educational requirements of its members; to advance and improve the practice of occupational therapy for the benefit of the consumers; and to anticipate and respond to the organizational, political, economic and social features of the health care delivery system at the local, state and national levels.

The Goals of TOTA are to:

  • Serve the Membership
  • Serve the Profession and the Consumer It Serves
  • Maintain a Viable Organization Which Supports Its Purpose, Objectives and Functions

The History of TOTA

An organizational meeting was held in Dallas, Texas in the spring of 1936, to form an association of Texas occupational therapists. Five therapists convened the first official meeting at the Melrose Hotel in April, 1936. TOTA was officially incorporated on October 12, 1973.

For more information about the Association's history click here.