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

Happy Thanksgiving ūüćā

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¬† ‚Ķour 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…

PA OVR Awarded SWTCIE Grant

October 14, 2022

Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association is happy to announce that the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry‚Äôs Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (PA OVR) was awarded a grant from The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Disability Innovation Fund (DIF) – Subminimum Wage to Competitive Integrated Employment (SWTCIE) Innovative Model Demonstration Project. With $14 Million Federal Grant, Wolf Administration to…

Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute FALL 2022 NEWSLETTER Volume 22, Issue 2 August 2022 SERVICE | RESEARCH | EDUCATION

September 8, 2022

Written by Kyle Walker: I am a proud Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. It seems trendy to drop vocational from Rehabilitation Counseling. But, I embrace that part of my professional identity unapologetically. Vocational is not a dirty word. Vocational is the heart of what I do and is central to the human experience. ¬† Vocational comes from…

Register Now for October Lunch & Learn: Domestic Violence Among People with Disabilities

August 31, 2022

Domestic Violence Among People with Disabilities¬† PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) provides training and technical assistance to programs and stakeholders with a focus on survivor-led and trauma-informed services to unserved and underserved survivors, oversees statewide prevention initiatives, and collaborates with allied professionals to develop and maintain community partnerships to enhance comprehensive services to these…

Register Now for the July Lunch & Learn

June 13, 2022

Alopecia Areata and Cosmetic Health Conditions: Implications for VR and Quality of Life This webinar will be held via zoom at NO COST and is pre-approved for 1 CRC credit! This presentation will focus on the implications of living with cosmetic health conditions with a specific focus on alopecia areata. The presenter will discuss his…