Michigan Occupational Therapy Association

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MiOTA - Service Awards


MiOTA Service Awards recognize members and others for their support of the association and profession of occupational therapy. 2016 award recipients were acknowledged at MiOTA's annual conference. Award nomination submissions for next year will be accepted beginning in summer 2017.


MiOTA Service Award Nomination Categories

OTR Award of Excellence
To honor members of MiOTA who have made an outstanding global contribution to the profession via encouraging the desire to contribute to the development and growth of the profession, focused public attention on the scope of OT, increased awareness of OT as a health provider and as a profession whose body of knowledge and skills are innovative in research and in implementation of new approaches to increasing quality of life. 

  • Nominee shall be an OTR and a member of MiOTA.
  • Nominee shall have demonstrated an outstanding global contribution to the profession of occupational therapy that enhances the quality of life.
  • Nominee shall have served as a leader within the profession and the health care community fostering growth and development of the profession and the MiOTA.
  • An additional paragraph of approximately 50 words describing the nominee’s contributions shall be submitted by the nominator.

COTA Award of Excellence     
Highest Association award for a COTA to honor members of MiOTA who have made an outstanding global contribution to the advancement of occupational therapy via exemplifying the highest level of technical skills and knowledge that benefit the profession of occupational therapy.  Has served as a leader within the profession and the health care community and fostered the growth and development of the profession or MiOTA.

  • Nominee shall be a COTA and a member of MiOTA.
  • Nominee shall have demonstrated an outstanding global contribution to the profession of occupational therapy that enhances the quality of life.
  • Nominee shall have served as a leader within the profession and the health care community fostering growth and development of the professional and the MiOTA.
  • Nominator shall submit a narrative specific to the award purpose and criteria and a curriculum vitae or resume.
  • Nominator shall submit an additional paragraph of approximately 50 words summarizing the nominee’s contributions

Roster of Fellows 
To recognize members of the MiOTA who, with their knowledge and expertise, during their career have made a significant contribution to the continuing education and professional development of members via utilizing special skills and/or knowledge in therapeutic practice, education, research, and/or administration.  Both scholarly contribution and organizational leadership will be considered.

  • Nominee shall be a member of the MiOTA.
  • Nominee shall have made a significant contribution to the profession by utilizing special skills and/or knowledge in therapeutic practice, education, research, and/or administration.Both scholarly contribution and organizational leadership will be considered.
  • Nominator shall submit a narrative specific to the award purpose and criteria, and a curriculum vitae or resume.
  • Nominator shall submit an additional paragraph of approximately 50 words summarizing the nominee’s contributions.

Distinguished Service Award 
To honor a member of MiOTA for extraordinary service to the MiOTA. Nominee has made continuing and outstanding contributions to the development, growth and process of MiOTA.

  • Nominee shall be a member of the MiOTA.
  • Nominator shall submit a narrative specific to the award purpose and criteria and a curriculum vitae or resume.
  • Nominator shall submit an additional paragraph of approximately 50 words summarizing the nominee’s contributions.

Certificate of Appreciation
To express the appreciation of the MiOTA to members and non-members for extraordinary contributions to the advancement of OT. Their efforts could include, but are not limited to: financial contribution, political support, pioneer work, or outstanding leadership role.

  • Nominator shall submit a narrative specific to the award purpose and criteria, and a curriculum vitae or resume.
  • Nominator shall submit an additional paragraph of approximately 50 words summarizing the nominee’s contributions.

Legislative Award     
To recognize a member of MiOTA for significant contribution in promoting OT in the political arena via assuming an active role in training and organizing occupational therapists to impact on federal or state regulations and/or policies, educating legislators of other key government officials about the purpose and function of OT, responding to requests for action from the legislative committee of the MiOTA, acting as an advocate for consumers of health care and educational services, or playing an active role in state activities related to state PACs.

  • Nominee shall be an OTR or COTA, and a member of MiOTA.
  • Nominator shall submit a narrative specific to the award purpose and criteria, and a curriculum vitae or resume.
  • Nominator shall submit an additional paragraph of approximately 50 words summarizing the nominee’s contributions.

Departmental Membership
To actively support MiOTA participation by recognizing occupational therapy departments in which 80% or more of the staff are members of MiOTA.

  • Nominator shall provide a list of all department members and MiOTA number of those who are members of MiOTA.


Honorary Member Award 
To recognize MiOTA members who have, or are, retiring, and who have performed distinguished service in the field of occupational therapy.

  • Nominee must be a member of the MiOTA.
  • Nominator shall submit a narrative specific to the award purpose and criteria, and a curriculum vitae or resume.
  • Nominator shall submit an additional paragraph of approximately 50 words summarizing the nominee’s contributions.

Master Clinician Award
To recognize members of MiOTA, who with their knowledge and expertise, have made a significant contribution to occupational therapy through a combination of some of the following: supervision of students and staff; articles and presentations; workshops; mentoring; education; therapeutic work with clients and families.  This therapist stands head and shoulders above the crowd: a model for fellow therapists.

  • Nominee shall be a member of MiOTA.
  • Documentation by nominator of outstanding contributions of nominee.
  • Submission by nominator of nominee’s vita or resume.
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