NYSOTA, which represents over 1000 members, strives to: Support professional ethics and discipline. Promote the standing of occupational therapy as a viable profession in New York State. Foster the highest capability of occupational therapy practitioners to meet the need of changes in society and health care provisions. Advance evidence-based research and education in occupational therapy. NYSOTA has been hard at work! Please visit the NEW website for information about events in your area, legislative updates and career opportunities.