PA OVR Awarded SWTCIE Grant

Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association is happy to announce that the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry’s 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…

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

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…

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

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…

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Register Now for the July Lunch & Learn

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…

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REGISTER NOW for the PRA Annual PDI!

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. …

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2022 PRA Annual Presidents Message

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…

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Register Now! October Lunch & Learn: NDEAM Employer Panel

Please consider joining us for the PRA Lunch & Learn on October 13, 2021 from 12:00pm-1:00pm.  To register, email jradick@pa.gov 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…

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

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…

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