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

Rescheduled April 17th PRA Professional Development Institute (PDI) Offers Cutting Edge Review and Update on the Impact of the Opioid Crisis

March 22, 2018

If you have not already done so, the PRA Board invites any stakeholder to join us for this years PDI events now rescheduled following a powerful Nor’easter snow storm. Join our 6:30-8:30pm Town Hall discussion on Monday April 16th and the following full day conference on Tue. April 17th at Central Penn College located on Valley Road…

Legislative Update from NRA: Washington Alert – FY 2018 Appropriations and FY 2019 President’s Budget

February 26, 2018

        To: All Members of the National Rehabilitation Association   From: Fredric Schroeder, Executive Director   Subject: Washington Alert – FY 2018 Appropriations and FY 2019 President’s Budget   There is a good bit of confusion around the current year’s funding and the President’s FY 2019 budget request. Here is information we…

U.S. Dept. of Ed/Rehab Services Administration Links to Recent Explore VR Video Conferences of Interest to the VR Professional

February 26, 2018

RSA has shared the following video training and conference links (past and upcoming) on topics of interest for VR professionals: JD-VRTAC- Key First Steps for Connecting with Registered Apprenticeship Programs – 2/21/2018 NTACT- Ask the Expert: Employment for Youth with Autism: Keys to Success– 2/22/2018 NCRTM- Stakeholder Feedback Survey – 3/01/2018 NTACT- Collaborative Initiatives Across Career and Technical Education, Vocational Rehabilitation and…

PRA President Letter to Gov. Wolf on State Schedule A Model

February 23, 2018

  Office of the Governor 508 Main Capitol Building Harrisburg, PA 17120 Dear Governor Wolf, The PRA (Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association) is a member based, award winning chapter of the National Rehabilitation Association which is committed to furthering the vocational and independence goals of citizens with disabilities. Our PRA members are residents of Pennsylvania who work…

Will Stennett PRA Board Treasurer Prepares PA State Govt. Schedule A Policy Points to Increase PWD Hires in State Civil and Non-Civil Service Careers

February 20, 2018

  “Schedule A” – Fast Track Hiring Authority for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in Pennsylvania The “Schedule A” program, also known as the “fast track” hiring process for PWD, has been successfully employed by the Federal Civil Service system for 40 years. “Schedule A” refers to a special hiring authority that gives Federal agencies an optional,…

Professional Development Institute (PDI) Rescheduled for April 17th

February 16, 2018

The 2018 PRA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE Rescheduled Central Pennsylvania College, Summerdale, PA 17093 April 16th  – Pre-Conference Evening Event: 7 PM Town Hall: The Opioid Impact 6:30pm Free Refreshments& Networking Event followed by Opioid Impact multi video   presentation and Open Discussion April 17th  – Main Conference: Keynote Topic:  The Opioid Crisis & It’s Impact…

Important Legislative Update

February 16, 2018

      For Immediate Release February 14, 2018 Contact: Jacklin Rhoads 202-228-6367 (o) 202-384-8989 (m)   Casey Statement On House of Reps. Decision to Continue Consideration Disability Civil Rights Gutting Legislation   Washington, D.C. – On the eve of a planned vote by the House of Representatives on H.R. 620, the mis-named ADA Education…

PRA Jan 2018 Board Meeting

February 16, 2018

Updated PDI Announcement and Registration Information- RESCHEDULED April 17th

February 16, 2018

  Register Soon! https://www.123signup.com/register?id=hjqyg The 2018 PRA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE TO BE RESCHEDULED Central Pennsylvania College, Summerdale, PA 17093 April 16th Pre-Conference Evening Event: 7 PM Town Hall: The Opioid Impact 6:30pm Free Refreshments & Networking Event followed by Opioid Impact multi video  presentation and Open Discussion April 17th 2018 Main Conference Overview Keynote Topic:…

PRA PDI Town Hall Event April 16th-Central Penn College Join Us

February 16, 2018

The PDI Town Hall event will kick off April 16th with a networking event and refreshments at 6:30pm followed by a 7pm informal multimedia presentation on the Opioid crisis and the impacted on every state and all ages of citizens across the United States. Deaths from Opioid use has exploded across the U.S. The crisis…