Welcome to the National Rehabilitation Association's Website!
As the Nation's most established and respected membership association for rehabilitation professionals, we welcome you to the Website of the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA). NRA members work to eliminate barriers and increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities. We provide our members opportunities for advocacy and increased awareness of issues through professional development and access to current research topics. Together, we work towards a society where there are no barriers, environmental or attitudinal, to full employment and participation in life. We invite you to join our growing community of thousands by becoming a member today or download a pamphlet to share with your colleagues!
Call for Nominations 2014
Make a Difference!! ~ National Rehabilitation Association Leaders Wanted
Throughout this great country, we have many excellent leaders who make a difference
at the national level. Now is your opportunity to be that person! Please consider nominating outstanding leaders or stepping forward yourself in one of our elected offices for 2014: President Elect OR Board Member at Large
Each of the positions requires a three-year commitment to the association and an expectation that you will participate in the scheduled Board meetings.
The National Rehabilitation Association Board of directors is a working board and we typically hold 12 Board meetings a year. We meet in person at the Governmental Affairs Summit in March and in person at the Annual Training Conference. The in-person meetings are typically held the day before (9-5) the conferences start. Teleconference meetings are typically two hours in length.
Expenses for in-person Board meetings are typically self-funded. Many Board members seek funding from their employer, chapter or region. Nominees must be current members of the Association, they must have approved their nominations, and be willing to serve if elected. * Please note that Affiliate Members of the Association may not run for a seat at the national Board of Directors level.
Each candidate must, at the time of nomination, provide a digital photo (in .jpg format) for publication in the election ballot. The photo will appear along with each candidate’s profile.If you are interested in finding out more about these opportunities, please contact me via e-mail at email@example.com by phone 952.583.3819.
Interested candidates must send a resume, brief bio/ a platform statement of 100 words or less, and a digital photograph for publication. See sample below. The absolute deadline to receive all materials is June 1, 2013.
Chairman Nominations Committee
Past President National Rehabilitation Association 2012
Nominations must include a resume containing both educational and professional experience, and a 100 word statement of the nominee’s goals for the Association. (Note: NRA will edit statements in excess of 100 words). It is preferred that all submissions are submitted as the following example shows:
Your State Chapter: Ohio, Florida , Nevada , etc
Your Home: Columbus, Ohio, Tampa , Florida , Las Vegas, Nevada . etc
Employer: Your employer of your business
Education: Undergraduate College and degree, Graduate School and degrees. Etc
NRA Background: Years in the association, volunteer efforts, Offices held Etc
Statement: Your 100 word statement explaining your goals, positions, reasons you are running for office, etc.
SAVE THE DATE for the National Rehabilitation Assocation's 2013 Annual Training Conference, which will be held at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott, Brooklyn, NY. Sunday, August 18 through Tuesday, August 20, 2013. A pre-Conference will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2013.
For information on the Annual Training Conference, click here.
For Chapter, Regional and Divisional Training and Conferences information please visit our "Training and Conference Information" Page under the Home Tab.
CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM EVALUATION COURSE SERIES
The Rehabilitation Program Evaluation Network (RPEN) Division of the National Rehabilitation Association and WorkLife Resources would like to announce five new Continuing Education web-based courses available to all National Rehabilitation Association members -- at a 10% discount! Not only will NRA members receive the discount but RPEN will receive $15 for each course taken by an NRA member that signs up for one of the courses in the Program Evaluation Series. Three of the four program evaluation courses are approved for CRC credit hours. There is currently one course in the Placement and Employment Course Series. NRA will receive $5 for each course taken by an NRA member. This course is also approved for CRC credit hours.
Course Series (WORD)
Course Series (PDF)
NRA STRATEGIC PLANNING
The NRA Board of Directors conducted a strategic planning session at their summer 2010 meeting. Board members participated in a lively and productive discussion to establish a vision for the organization and an action plan to accomplish it. Several themes emerged from the ideas that were generated. These groupings were formed into four committees including: a) National Agenda, b) Membership, c) Resource Development, and d) Leadership. A chairperson, board members, and a staff person were assigned to each committee. A goal, objectives, and activities were identified to be completed by each committee and have undergone minor revisions since their development. A comprehensive and updated strategic plan that highlights these events has been linked here for your review. Each committee chair provides an updated report at the monthly Board meetings. These updates have been added to the report as of the current date listed which is August, 2011. Each month this report will be updated and posted on the website to keep you abreast of all activities and developments. The highlighting will be removed from the previous month’s activities and added to the most recent month’s activities to make the updates easier to read. Everyone is encouraged to volunteer or provide assistance on any activity that you have an interest, resources, or expertise. Please contact Wendy Parent-Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (785) 864-1062 if you have any questions or information. Thank you.