Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association

Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association
State Chapter of the National Rehabilitation Association

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PRA says “Happy 80th Birthday!” to Dr. Ralph Pacinelli, a lifelong leader for vocational rehabilitation. (October, 2014)

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The Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association (PRA) is committed to the advancement of rehabilitation to promote full inclusion of people with disabilities into the mainstream of our society. PRA is pleased to offer our community the opportunity to learn about issues in disability and rehabilitation, and to become empowered to enhance the lives of people with disabilities. PRA is a private, voluntary, membership association comprised of professionals from a variety of disciplines, persons with disabilities, their families, students, and other interested citizens

It is the purpose of PRA to:

  • Promote the development of best practices in the delivery of rehabilitation services to people with disabilities

    Lori Bruch, Ed.D., Rehabilitation Counseling Program director at the University of Scranton and Past President of PRA, receives the Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association’s (PRA) 2013 Ralph N. Pacinelli Leadership Award. From left: Dr. Pacinelli, Dr. Bruch and longtime mentor Dr. Stanley Irzinski.

    Lori Bruch, Ed.D., Rehabilitation Counseling Program director at the University of Scranton and Past President of PRA, receives the Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association’s (PRA) 2014 Ralph N. Pacinelli Leadership Award. From left: Dr. Pacinelli, Dr. Bruch and longtime mentor Dr. Stanley Irzinski.

  • Educate our community about disability
  • Advocate for the public policy to support full inclusion of people with disabilities in our society
  • Encourage and foster the recruitment, professional growth, and retention of qualified, competent, dedicated personnel in the field of rehabilitation.