OT has given me not only a career but improved my quality of life. I say that because I am an autistic OT and I have used OT services during my time in OT school. Through OT interventions, I was able to improve my social skills. Because of that, I now am a globe-trotting OT talking about the distinct values of occupational therapy. Also, I am giving back to the OT community by serving in the AOTA Representative Assembly and being featured in two TED Talks!
By Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L