The Swedish Association of Occupational Therapists is an independent, non-political and non-denominational association of occupational therapists. Our organization, which is both a professional organization and a trade union, handles professional and training issues, monitors pertinent political developments, salaries, collective agreements, and questions related to professional development and formation of public opinion. Together with 21 professional organizations, we are a member of the Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations – Saco.
Most of Sweden's occupational therapists are members of the Association, perhaps because the strength of our organization is based upon professional fellowship and the competent representation of its members.
Professional issues are important parts of our activities. Courses, seminars and national conferences on professional topics of interest and concern to its members form a vital part of the Association's activities designed to maintain and enhance professional competence. We publish research reports and monographs and assist in the development of assessment and evaluation instruments.
We are a member of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) and the Council of Occupational Therapists for the European Countries (COTEC). We also collaborate closely with the other Scandinavian occupational therapist organisations, who jointly publish a scientific journal, the Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy (SJOT).