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 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…

Register Now for Lunch & Learn: Introduction to Youth Mental Health First Aid

April 28, 2022

Introduction to “YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID” Youth MHFA Flyer This Lunch & Learn is a webinar that introduces you to the full training for Youth Mental Health First Aid.  This webinar will be held via zoom at NO COST and is pre-approved for 1 CRC credit! Objective #1: Learn what Youth Mental Health First Aid…

REGISTER NOW for the PRA Annual PDI!

March 24, 2022

2022 PDI Register Now-FINAL 2022 Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association- Virtual Professional Development Institute Join us for this exciting VIRTUAL  one-day annual educational event, targeted to rehabilitation professionals, employers, educators, counselors, and disability related organizations to enhance their professional growth and skills.  Click Link above (2022 PDI Register Now- Final) for Event Agenda and Keynote Speaker Bio’s. …

PRA Celebrates National Rehabilitation Counselors Appreciation Day

March 22, 2022

Happy National Rehabilitation Counselors Appreciation Day! 

2022 PRA Annual Presidents Message

February 8, 2022

February 1, 2022 As we begin a new year, I would like to take a few minutes to share with you some of the great things we have been able to accomplish in 2021 along with some of the strategic plans for 2022. The COVID-19 Pandemic continues to impact so many families, organizations and business…

Register Now! October Lunch & Learn: NDEAM Employer Panel

September 23, 2021

Please consider joining us for the PRA Lunch & Learn on October 13, 2021 from 12:00pm-1:00pm.  To register, email to ask to be put on the list and participate in the Lunch & Learn.  The Zoom Link will be sent on Tuesday 10/12/2021 in advance of the webinar. “NDEAM (National Disability Employment Awareness Month) Employer…

Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Mourns the Passing of Bender President, Mary Brougher

August 14, 2021

August 13, 2021 Contact: Sherry Lapaglia (412) 787-8567 PRESS RELEASE Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Mourns the Passing of Bender President, Mary Brougher It is with great sadness and loss that Bender Consulting Services announces the passing of Bender President and lifelong disability rights advocate, Mary Brougher. Over these past few days, Mary was doing one…

REGISTER NOW for the May Lunch & Learn: Intro to Mental Health First Aid

May 5, 2021

Introduction to Mental Health First Aid on May 12, 2021 12:00pm-1:00pm.  Why Mental Health First Aid?  Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.  This Lunch & Learn is an introduction to this 8-hour training that gives you the skills you need…


February 19, 2021

Register Now for the 2021 PRA Virtual Professional Development Institute April 14, 2021 8:00am-4:30pm Registration Link: The PRA PDI Committee is in current conversation on topics covering: OVR State of Affairs and Employment First Compassion Fatigue: Realities, Remedies and Ethical Considerations Enhancing Employability Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Ethical Considerations, Services, Strategies, and Resources Historically…

Virtual Lunch & Learn! Digital Accessibility-An Introductory Discussion for Employers and VR Professionals 

February 4, 2021

YOU’RE INVITED!  PRA’s 2021 Lunch & Learn Debut  Digital Accessibility: An Introductory Discussion for Employers and VR Professionals  Wednesday 02/24/2021  12:00-1:15 pm  REGISTER HERE SPACE IS LIMITED   Audience: PRA Members, Businesses and VR Guests  Google searches for the term, “digital accessibility” rose over 400% in 2019;  Global Pandemic and “Stay at Home” Orders sent tens of thousands…