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

2019 PRA Board Members Lto R Ralph Roach, Wil Stennet, Janell Shaffer-Yoder, Bridget Sandrowicz, Sue Soderberg, Carl Marshal, Jen Radick, Traice Maille-2019 President, Katherine Young, Janet Fiore, Danielle Frascella, Doug Rand, Amy Moore, and Jeff Seabury.

It is the purpose of PRA to:

Encourage and foster the recruitment, professional growth, and retention of qualified, competent, dedicated personnel in the field of rehabilitation.

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

Educate our community about disability

Advocate for the public policy to support full inclusion of people with disabilities in our society

Recent News

REGISTER NOW for the 2024 PRA Professional Development Institute

February 7, 2024

2024 Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association Professional Development Institute April 16-17, 2024 Please join us for our annual education and networking event, for rehabilitation professionals, employers, educators, counselors, and disability-related organizations to enhance their professional growth and skills. We have an exciting theme planned for 2024: Bridging the Gap: Building Bridges Between Self, Client, Professionals, and Community!…

Save the Date! Professional Development Institute April 16-17, 2024

January 30, 2024

Save the Date: Professional Development Institute PRA 2024 PDI Flyer April 16-17, 2024 Holiday Inn Express & Suites Harrisburg West and Central Penn College Registration opens by February 14, 2024! Hotel Room Block Information: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Harrisburg West (Mechanicsburg) Under PA Rehab Association Group Code: REH King and Double Rooms are Available Rate: $129 The booking…

Requesting PRA Student Award Nominations

January 3, 2024

The Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association (PRA) would like to recognize outstanding Pennsylvania students who are majoring in the field of rehabilitation.  This recognition will be accomplished by providing a $200 Monetary Award and a Certificate of Recognition to an Undergraduate and Graduate Student.    The Awards will be presented at the PRA Professional Development Institute on April…

Dr. Ralph N. Pacinelli

December 20, 2023

It is with great sorrow that we inform our members of the passing of our PRA friend and mentor, Dr. Ralph Pacinelli.  Dr. Pacinelli was a man who pioneered vocational rehabilitation legislation and advocacy.  He was kind,  brilliant, and professionally and personally generous, encouraging and impacting everyone in our community.  We will miss his smile, sense…

Happy Thanksgiving 🍂

November 23, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving from PRA!   We are thankful for all of you who tirelessly devote yourself to helping others. Your commitment to our community to promote full inclusion of people with disabilities is noticed and appreciated!    We hope that you have time to relax, rejuvenate, and know you’re appreciated. 

Consider becoming a Sponsor for the 2024 Annual PDI Event in April 2024!

November 7, 2023

PDI 2024 Letter to Sponsors and Donors Dear potential sponsors and donors, Thank you for considering support for the Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association (PRA). The PRA is a private nonprofit organization operated by volunteers from throughout Pennsylvania. Our membership includes individuals from a variety backgrounds and disciplines with a shared purpose; enhancing the quality of life…

PRA Award Nominations Requested

October 13, 2023

The Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association (PRA) would like to encourage you to recognize an employee, boss, co-worker, organization, employer, or individual who you feel is doing an outstanding job in the field of rehabilitation.  Please read over the PRA Award categories that are attached.  We would also like to highlight an additional award that was added…

FREE Lunch & Learn: Intersectional Disability Justice Frameworks for Liberated Futures

March 3, 2023

Please join us for our March Lunch & Learn: Intersectional Disability Justice Frameworks for Liberated Futures.  This is a virtual Lunch & Learn on March 29, 2023 from 12pm-1pm.  It is free for both PRA and non-PRA Members, and is Pre-approved for 1 CRC credit! Rana Yaghmaian, PhD, CRC is an Associate Professor and Department…

2023 Professional Development Institute Registration NOW OPEN!

February 22, 2023

2023 PDI Registration Flyer REGISTRATION: NOW OPEN! Please join us for the 2023 Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association  PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE  …our return to in-person conferencing!  @ Central Pennsylvania College, Summerdale, PA 17093  April 11th, 2023, Pre-Conference Evening Event: *  7 PM Town Hall: Navigating the Disability Benefit System  April 12th, 2023, Main Conference Overview: *  The Revised…

2022 PRA Annual Presidents Message

December 30, 2022

As I wrap up my term as President of the Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association, I wanted to leave you with some highlights from the year. Like every other year for PRA, 2022 began with the introduction of some new board members. We welcomed Jennifer Radick, Sue Soderberg, Katie Young, and Jess Hanula. Seth Acosta and Janet…