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Our Commitment

We seek to combat injustice in occupational performance and participation through understanding personal bias and the true meaning of inclusion. We strive to change the landscape of our field to represent the diversity of our clients and better advocate for their occupational needs.

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Student training on dragon software


We have several programs and centers focused on optimizing participation and meeting the needs of people facing challenges with everyday life.

In Spring 2020, the ATRC was ready to assist with issues of accessibility when many courses moved to online instruction due to COVID-19. The Center not only assisted students in overcoming various online learning challenges but has developed an accessibility by design website with resources and tutorials for faculty to create inclusive and accessible course content.

The puzzle to navigating everyday life may look different for everyone. The Center for Community Partnerships supports 125-150 people each year, providing tools, resources and strategies that optimize participation for all people.

Aspiring for Inclusive Excellence In Occupational Therapy: A Time for Reflection & Call for Action!

Presentation by Patty Stutz-Tanenbaum, recipient of the Marjorie Ball Award, at the Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado Conference in October 2019.


Our faculty are examining a wide array of social justice issues in their research and scholarship.

Get Involved

We value and encourage participation by students of diverse backgrounds in our department activities. Check out these opportunities for ways you can get involved.

Fostering a strong community of occupational therapy students who are knowledgeable about the experiences of underrepresented peoples and equipped to address health inequities. For more information, please contact Assistant Professor, Kim Schoessow.

Adolescent and Young Adult Mentoring Service Project

This mentor project is part of the adolescent and young adult OT 661 course. Goals typically relate to community
access, volunteer/employment, independent living, and social engagement. For more information, please contact Fieldwork Program Assistant, Debi Krogh-Michna.

OT Knowledge Exchange

An annual event hosted by CSU OT for occupational therapy practitioners, faculty, and students to gather for a full day or speakers, presentations, and community building.

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