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Issue Date: November/December 2020
Published Online: September 30, 2020
Updated: October 01, 2020
Occupational Therapy’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Official Documents   |   September 30, 2020
Occupational Therapy’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 09 2020, Vol. 74, 7413410030. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S3002
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 09 2020, Vol. 74, 7413410030. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S3002
Abstract

The American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA’s) Vision 2025 conveys a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (AOTA, 2019). AOTA affirms the inalienable right of every individual to feel welcomed, valued, a sense of belonging, and respected while accessing and participating in society, regardless of the internal or external factors that make every individual unique. This statement supports efforts to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion within all aspects of occupational therapy, including practice, education, and research, as well as policy development and advocacy.