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

December 10, 2020

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Mid-Atlantic Region seeking Candidates for Officers Nominations

November 2, 2020

Call for Nominations Mid-Atlantic Region Pennsylvania-Maryland-Delaware-DC-West Virginia National Rehabilitation Association The Mid-Atlantic Region National Rehabilitation Association is seeking candidates for election for the following three positions:   President Elect Treasurer Secretary   If you or a colleague, who is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Region – National Rehabilitation Association, is interested in an opportunity for…

Free Ethics CEU Late Lunch October 19th 3-4PM

October 13, 2020

MRA Lunch Series 6 Ethics Flyer

PRA Board Statement on Racial Injustice June 2020

June 26, 2020

For 8 minutes and 46 seconds the world watched as George Floyd was  killed. We cannot unseen what we saw, and we cannot go back to a world where systemic racism exists; and is tolerated and ignored. George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Travon Martin are a few of the many African-Americans that have…

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…