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

PA Dept. of Labor & Industry Sec. Oleksiak Announces New OVR Executive Director-Shannon Austin

May 28, 2019

Labor & Industry Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that Shannon Austin has been named executive director for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR). Shannon brings 19 years of combined experience in human resource management, workforce development and vocational rehabilitation to her new role. Throughout her professional career, she has worked tirelessly to develop and…

2019 PDI A Success with Over 100+ in Attendance.

April 19, 2019

PRA conducted its annual PDI training on April 18th at the Conference Center on the campus of Central Penn College in Summerdale PA.  OVR 100 participants joined the event this years with over 30 undergraduate and graduate students in the rehabilitation sciences programs from Clarion University of PA, the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State University…

PDI April 17th Town Hall and April 18th Agenda-See Topics, CEU’s and Session Time Frames, Walk-in Registration Time

April 5, 2019


March 22 Celebrates National Rehabilitation Counselor Appreciation Day

March 22, 2019

Thanks for all you do to empower and improve the economic well being of those you serve and the businesses and organizations who benefit from the workforce talent you develop to meet their needs.    National Rehabilitation Counselor Appreciation Day March 22 2019

The 2019 PRA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE-Register now @ 1-2-3sign-up using the link below

March 8, 2019

The 2019 PRA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE Central Pennsylvania College, Summerdale, PA 17093 REGISTER NOW AT:   April 17, 2019 Pre-Conference Evening Event: 7 PM Town Hall: Transportation for Persons with Disabilities (Panel) April 18, 2019 Main Conference Overview: 8 (4 ethics) CRCC Continuing Credits (pending approval)

New PRA Outreach PowerPoint Available

February 14, 2019

PRA members can now share the history and benefits of PRA/NRA membership with colleagues and stake holders using our new outreach PowerPoint revised by the dedicated work of Carl Marshall, current PRA Board member, past PRA President 1998, 2006. Joining him in the efforts were current Board members following a review at our January 18th…

Transformation to Competitive Employment Act-would end subminimum wage payments to people with disabilities.

February 5, 2019

To:        All Members of the National Rehabilitation Association From:    Fredric Schroeder, Executive Director Subject: Washington Alert – Transformation to Competitive Employment Act For over eighty years, federal law has permitted people with disabilities to be paid below the minimum wage; however, the Congress is increasingly questioning whether the practice should continue. Last week, Senator Bob…

PRA Board Confirms Election of Five New Board Members-at-Large

January 25, 2019

Please join us in welcoming new and returning past and new PRA Board members for the 2019-2021 three year term as Members-at-Large: Katherine Young M.S. CRC Amy Moore, M.S. CRC OVR Jeffrey E. Seabury, Sr.  OVR BSC  SEIU Sue Soderberg GW Keystone V.P. LaKeysha McLaurin, M.A., CRC  OVR Janet Fiore, CEO The Sierra Group, Inc.…

April 2019 PDI Registration Now Open- Join Us for This Years Exciting Event, Meet Colleagues, Earn CRC CEU’s & Ethics Credits

January 11, 2019

If you have not already done so, please visit our registration site for this April’s exciting Professional Development Institute (PDI) being held once again on the campus of Central Penn College in Summerdale, PA just off U.S. Interstate I-81 at the west shore exit of Harrisburg, PA.  Below and on the attached is a link and summary of this…

2018 CRCC Past Presidents Message

January 7, 2019

CRCC2017-18_Annual_Report_Final The need for rehabilitation counselors is not diminishing; the number of people living with disabilities in the United States continues to increase. In order to meet the demand for rehabilitation counselors, this profession must continue to grow. We all must inspire and recruit new people into our profession. Now that the CORE/CACREP merger is…