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

National Disability Employment Awareness Month- NDEAM Oct. 2019

October 2, 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…

Announcing the 2020 Annual Professional Development Institute (PDI) on April 15th Central Penn College-Save the Date

October 2, 2019

SAVE THE DATE! LINK:  Save the Date PRA PDI 2020 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 6.5 credits including some Ethics credits!*** The PRA PDI…

PA Employment First Oversight Commission Releases Report on Plan for Competitive Integrated Employment as an Option for All PA Residents with a Disability

October 2, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2019 View Online Employment First Commission Announces Recommendations to Help People with Disabilities Find Competitive, Fulfilling Jobs Harrisburg, PA – As part of his commitment to help people with disabilities find competitive jobs in the community, Governor Tom Wolf announced today the inaugural Employment First Oversight Commission annual report. The…

PRA Board Meeting Friday Sept. 20th Open to All PRA Members- Consider Bringing a Guest

September 16, 2019

The PRA general Board will be held on Friday Sept. 20th at the Giant Community Center at 3301 Trandle Rd., Camp Hill PA from 10am – 2pm. Any active PRA member is welcomed to attend. You may bring a guest. Space is limited so please let our president Tracie Maille know if you are planning to…

Mark Allan Schultz New Commissioner for Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

August 16, 2019

  New Commissioner Leads U.S. Education Department’s Rehabilitation Services Administration   Mark Allan Schultz, most recently a deputy commissioner at the Nebraska Department of Education, will lead the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) within the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). RSA assists states and other agencies in their work to provide vocational rehabilitation and…

PRA is now seeking Board-Members- At Large and 2nd V.P. Nominations via NRA webpage and link

August 8, 2019

Annually PRA seeks new members for the position of 2nd Vice President and at least three Board members-at-large.  These are exciting opportunities to learn leadership skills and to help guide PA’s oldest professional association representing public VR counselors, Dept. of Veteran Affairs VR counselors, CRC’s in in private practice, community rehabilitation agency professional, business and…

Today, July 26th, marks the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

July 26, 2019

Americans with Disabilities Act Blog signed into law by President George H.W. Bush. The law prohibits discrimination against job seekers and employees based on disability. It also outlines ways to accommodate those with disabilities in the workplace and in public. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Disability Employment Policy, Jennifer Sheehy, published a blog…

29th Anniversary of the ADA and 2017 PwD Employment Statistics: As Vocational Rehabilitation Providers and Stakeholders there is Still Much to be Done!

July 2, 2019

Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act: July 26, 2019 PROFILE AMERICA FACTS FOR FEATURES Compliments of the U.S. Census Bureau: CB19-FF.06 JULY 1, 2019 On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications,…

2019 National Disability Employment Awareness Month Theme

June 28, 2019

2019 NDEAM Theme Announced: “The Right Talent, Right Now” U.S. Department of Labor announced the theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) 2019: “The Right Talent, Right Now.” This theme emphasizes the essential role people with disabilities play in America’s economic success, especially in an era when historically low unemployment and global competition are…

The National Rehabilitation Association is seeking candidates for election

June 17, 2019

The National Rehabilitation Association is seeking candidates for election for the following three positions: President Elect Board Member at Large Secretary If you or a colleague, who is a member of the National Rehabilitation Association, is interested in an opportunity for a leadership position on the National Rehabilitation Association Board of Directors, please contact: Bonnie…