At its meeting on October 26 and 27, 2018, AOTA’s Board of Directors updated Vision 2025 in response to a motion from the 2018 Annual Business Meeting that the value of diversity should be more explicit. “The Centennial Vision included the term diverse, which was very powerful,” said AOTA President Amy Lamb, OTD, OT/L, FAOTA. “We agreed with the members that ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusion’ should be specified rather than assumed to be part of Vision 2025.

The Board also added a pillar on diversity to Vision 2025. The pillars help to further define and communicate the Vision’s core tenets to key stakeholders, including OTs, OTAs, educators, students, consumers, policymakers, and the general public. The previous version of Vision 2025 and the pillars on AOTA’s Web site have been updated to reflect these changes. Vision 2025 now reads...

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