A Letter from the President

Thank you for visiting our website and welcome to IOTA; Idaho’s ONLY organization dedicated to supporting and advocating for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants in our state. Whether you are looking for information regarding OT in the state of Idaho, continuing education events, leadership and advocacy opportunities, social get-togethers with other OT’s, or a career opportunity on our job board, we welcome you and hope that you will enjoy browsing our site.

With passion and a strong commitment as an occupational therapist of 22 years, participating in IOTA has provided me with invaluable leadership and professional growth opportunities. I am proud to work within an organization that believes in preserving the foundation of our profession, promoting professional growth, is committed to representing and providing a strong voice for our members, and fosters future leaders!

IOTA is a voluntary professional association composed of occupational therapy practitioners who are dedicated to supporting our profession through advocacy. IOTA has shown tremendous growth and change over the past 3 years and we continue to expand to help fulfill the IOTA vision and for the satisfaction of our members throughout our rural state.

IOTA strives to serve our members and to address a plethora of issues that impact Idaho OT practitioners, as we are the ONLY organization that monitors and advocates for your professional interests. We have made some amazing strides for OT practitioners in our state and continue work closely with AOTA, the Idaho Legislature, the Idaho Occupational Therapy Licensing Board, Medicaid, The Department of Education, and other 3rd Party Payers to ensure your protection.

We encourage all practitioners to be a part of IOTA, to attend our meetings and social events, and to reach out to us should you ever need questions answered or have issues you feel need to be addressed to protect you or our profession.

IOTA is a fun and supportive group that is always seeking like-minded therapists who have a passion for OT and an interest in sharing their talent and leadership skills within our association. We would love to have you join us, so please don’t wait, get involved, and JOIN TODAY!

I am honored to be your President, enthusiastic about the future of IOTA, and hope that you will choose to be a part of our experience, as we can’t wait to meet you!

Kari Thompson, OTD, OTR/L, BCP, CAS, CLE, SWC President
Kari Thompson
IOTA President

Why join your Idaho State Association?

We Are One Community

The IOTA connects OTPs from all across the state through events, job postings, CE opportunities, and our annual Fall Conference.

Our Vision

To promote the health, well-being and quality of life to all people, populations and communities in the state of Idaho through participation in meaningful occupations.

We Advocate

The IOTA stays up to date on legislative and licensing issues that affect all OTPs in the state. We are your representatives. Let us know which issues you care about, and we'll help you stay informed on important matters.