History of ConnOTA
ConnOTA, initially called the Connecticut Occupational Therapy Society, was founded by Kathryn Root, a supervisor of Home Economics education who originally came from Stamford, CT. Ms. Root also served as the organization's first president. The initial meeting was held in 1923.
Judith Sheehan, OTR/L,the ConnOTA historian, holds our archives which contain a variety of photos, articles, documents, newsletters, annual reports, and other miscellaneous documents of interest. Contact the historian at email@example.com to view or add to the archives.
The following documents from the ConnOTA archives are available for your to view. Please do enjoy the 'travel through time'.
Ode to CT OTA 1923-32
~ Written by BJP
In nineteen hundred and twenty three,
When many of you were in infancy,
Inspiration flowed to one whose name
We honor for its OT fame.
Kathryn Root proclaimed the idea
That OT was a fine career;
Throughout the state her message pealed,
Accompanied by infectious zeal.
Meetings were held in various places
Linking OT with medical phases,
And glorifying the craft worker,
Especially the basket maker.