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

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…

Update on Community HealthChoices (CHC) for dually eligible both Medicare and Medicaid participants.

January 7, 2019

CHCProvider-Medicare_Nov28 Approximately 94 percent of Community HealthChoices (CHC) participants are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. Better coordination between both entities is one of the primary goals of CHC. Under CHC, Medicaid remains the payer of last resort for dual-eligibles, and providers who previously billed frequently to Medicaid must enroll in Medicaid per Federal…

2018 PRA Annual Presidents Message

December 27, 2018

Presidents Annual Message 2018 It’s hard to believe that another year has passed so quickly. As the president of PRA, I have several thoughts I want to leave you with. In 2018, we can celebrate several small successes of our professional organization. We resurrected the PRA web pages, updating many sections and sending our routine…

2019 PRA Board Meeting Dates & Fall New Board Member Elections

October 3, 2018

Our 2019 Board meeting dates are posted below. General members are welcome to attend. Ralph Roach , 2018 PRA President will be pass roles and responsibilities over to Tracie Maille who will be our 2019 PRA President. For more information about NRA/PRA membership or to nominate yourself for an open PRA Board member at large…

PRA Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 2, 2018

PRA joins NRA, the PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and many Community Rehabilitation Providers in celebrating the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Please visit the PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) webpages to review a calendar of statewide activities and events at the links below: https://www.facebook.com/PAVocRehab https://www.facebook.com/pg/PAVocRehab/events/?ref=page_internal NDEAM Brief History & Overview National Disability…

PRA Adds new Annual Business Recognition Award at Annual PDI Training

October 2, 2018

PENNSYLVANIA REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION NOMINATION FORM.Revised The Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association (PRA) would like to encourage you to recognize an employee, boss, co-worker, organization, employer or individual who you feel is doing an outstanding job in the field of rehabilitation.  Please read over the PRA Award categories that are attached, and we would like to highlight an additional…

Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology TechCheck

August 13, 2018

  To: All Members of the National Rehabilitation Association   From: Fredric Schroeder, Executive Director   Subject: Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology TechCheck   The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) is a multi-faceted initiative to foster collaboration and action around accessible technology in the workplace. Guided by a consortium of policy and…

SAVE THE DATE: 2019 PRA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE(PDI) PRE-EVENT EVENING TOWN HALL APRIL 17, ALL DAY APRIL 18 2019

August 13, 2018

SAVE THE DATE! The 2019 PRA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE Central Pennsylvania College, Summerdale, PA 17093   April 17, 2019 Pre-Conference Evening Event: 7 PM Town Hall: Transportation for PWD   April 18, 2019 Main Conference Overview   Diversity and Multiculturalism Assistive Technology Safety in the Field The Importance of Supervision: Diverse Dilemmas Burnout Prevention Collaboration…

Join PRA in Celebration of the 28th Year Since the Signing of the ADA-Take the Pledge

July 26, 2018

Become a part of the nationwide celebration and recommitment to the ADA. **Note: By signing, your name & state will display (after review) on this website. We will only use your information to contact you with questions on your signed pledge and to keep you up to date on ADA National Network activities. Besides signing…