100th Anniversary of the Vocational Rehabilitation Program

100th Anniversary of the Vocational Rehabilitation Program  This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Vocational Rehabilitation Program, which was the first federally funded program to assist people with disabilities who had not acquired their disabilities as a result of serving in the military.  The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) will be celebrating 100 Years of…

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2019 PRA Annual Presidents Message

December 24, 2019 President’s Annual Message 2019 As we close out 2019, I would like to take a few minutes to share with you some of the great things that we have been able to accomplish this year, along with some of the strategic plans for the upcoming year. The year began for PRA with…

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MAR and JDP Professional Development Webinar is OPEN!

The 2020 NRA Mid-Atlantic Region (MAR) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEBINAR For Vocational Rehab Professionals FREE to MAR and JPD Members 1.0 CEU’S pending for CRCC and CESP January 29, 2020 Online at NOON – 1pm EST CLICK THE LINK BELOW to REGISTER TODAY https://www.123signup.com/register?id=rygpk SPACE IS LIMITED “The Voluntary Self-ID Form: Speak the Practical Language of…

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PRA Student Awards Nominations Sought for April 2020 PDI

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…

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PRA Announces New Board Members-at-Large Election Results

Our 2019 election of 2020 three year term new PRA Board Members-at-Large results are in. Thanks you to all PRA members who participated.  We are please to have; Tess Campbell Crystal Stuck,  Kelley McKee, and Garrett Huck  joining us. They will be participating in our January 17th, 2020 PRA Board meeting from 10am -2pm in the Giant…

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PRA Board Member-at Large Elections Completed

Our NRA assisted PRA Board Members-at-Large elections for the terms 2020-2023 have ended.  Thank you for your participation.  We had approximately 25% of our membership participate. We are indebted to James Liin, membership services and web coordinator from the National Rehabilitation Association- NRA for his technical assistance and prompt follow-up. Please check back on our…

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Mid Atlantic Region MAR Board Nominations now open at NRA web page for PRA members

Hello, MAR Chapter Members; The nomination period for MAR, your regional Mid-Atlantic Rehabilitation Association, is officially open! The MAR Board is comprised of five Officers and several additional Board members representing our regional NRA-affiliated chapters in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. MAR Board members work together to share regional information and build best practices to…

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Please cast your vote in our 2019 PRA Board Members-at-Large election. See attached link to NRA site for our new electronic web based election. We are so thrilled to have 5 well qualified candidates from which 4 you can choose.

Annually PRA conducts a Board Member-at-Large election in November per By-Laws to elect four new members to serve a three year term. Each year we have four members who terms expires and the need for one Executive Board member to serve as PRA’s 2nd Vice President. The 2nd V.P. per PRA By-Laws and past practice…

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month- NDEAM Oct. 2019

PRA Joins Broad Effort to Observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month Nationwide campaign in October (Harrisburg, PA) Oct 2nd, 2019 PRA today announces its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues…

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