The Centennial Vision of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA; 2007a) marks a significant step forward in occupational therapy by creating a clear statement about what the practice of occupational therapy will look like in the future. In 2007, several ad hoc work groups were assigned the task of translating this vision into actionable goals for key areas of practice. The panels met to answer key questions that would provide a road map to guide research and practice in those areas. Each panel produced a report for the AOTA Board of Directors. In its report, the Ad Hoc Work Group on Rehabilitation, Disability, and Participation concluded that to achieve the Centennial Vision, occupational therapists in rehabilitation need to focus on supporting lifelong participation through implementation of context-based assessments and interventions. The work group determined that occupational therapy’s...

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