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

PRA provides members links to free and low cost Continuing Ed courses

March 24, 2020

We at PRA will continue our efforts to bring valuable resources to our members. Along with our annual PDI, please consider the following links to obtain CEUs related to our profession. We hope you stay safe and well during this challenging national emergency of COVID-19. Please feel free to reach out to us with any…

PRA is acting in an abundance of caution and is canceling the 2020 PDI, scheduled to be held on April 14-15, 2020.

March 12, 2020

The Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association (PRA) has been monitoring developments over the past few weeks, including the recent announcements of an increase in positive cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania. In accordance with other State and local Conferences, PRA is acting in an abundance of caution and is canceling the 2020 PDI, scheduled…

Plan to join us for the PRA PDI on April 15th and the April 14th evening Town Hall

February 12, 2020

PENNSYLVANIA REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION SAVE THE DATE! The 2020 PRA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE Central Pennsylvania College, Summerdale, PA 17093 April 14, 2020 Pre-Conference Evening Event: 7 PM Town Hall: Cross Systems Business Engagement (Panel) April 15, 2020 Main Conference Overview ***We anticipate to offer 6.75 credits including some Ethics credits!*** The PRA PDI Committee is in…

February 5, 2020

It is with great pleasure that the PRA Board and Executive Officers announce the appointment of Teresa Mussano Hearn  to fill a vacant 2020 Board-Member-at-Large position for Amy Moore, who is now our 2nd V.P.  Teresa will complete Amy’s 3 yr., term which ends Dec. 2021. Teresa’s appointment will be updated in the PRA 2020 roster of the Board to…

100th Anniversary of the Vocational Rehabilitation Program

February 5, 2020

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…

2019 PRA Annual Presidents Message

December 26, 2019

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…

PRA Student Awards Nominations Sought for April 2020 PDI

December 16, 2019

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…

PRA Announces New Board Members-at-Large Election Results

December 10, 2019

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…

PRA Board Member-at Large Elections Completed

December 2, 2019

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…

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.

November 15, 2019

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…