The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment observed the World Occupational Therapy Day, through the institutions associated with it by conducting various activities like Awareness Programmes, National Level webinar, National Level Programme, poster making, and interview on All India Radio at more than 30 places across the country.
Every year on October 27th, World Occupational Therapy Day is observed and promotes the mission and goals of occupational therapy. The day also increases awareness of occupational therapists and their global impact. “Unity through Community” is the theme of this year which promotes our role in working together with others to facilitate participation and community interaction. Occupational therapists provide treatment to injured or disabled patients. They also work with children who have special needs or need help in acquiring certain skills. Occupational therapists make recommendations on types of equipment and home modifications necessary for seniors or those with disabilities