2017 Government Affairs Summit

April 2-4, 2017 | Alexandria, VA

Registration for the 2017 Government Affairs Summit is now Open, register before March 23, 2017 to receive the Early Bird rate.

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Hilton Alexandria Old Town is NRA Official 2017 Government Affairs Summit Location. 
NRA has negotiated $189/night plus tax rate with the Hilton.


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Annual Training Conference -  Wrap Up Info

View and Order Photos from the 2016 Conference 
Looking for your CRCC Credit Info? Please contact Maureen McGuire-Kuletz

Special Issue of JVR - 2016, Vol 45, Issue 2

To increase the successful employment outcome rate for minority populations, VR counselors and professionals should recognize that cultural diversity may complicate access and response to services. For example, communication between the VR counselor and a racial/ethnic minority VR participant might be inhibited by variations in language, including diction, speech patterns, vocabulary, as well as cultural experiences. Counselors should strive to provide culturally responsive services to help overcome the disadvantages faced by minorities with disabilities.

More research needs to focus on the experiences of individuals with disabilities from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds. Understanding their experiences, trials, and tribulations as they try to access vocational rehabilitation and competitive employment helps prepare vocational rehabilitation counselors, teachers, lawmakers, and researchers to better provide services and a fair chance. As Editor of the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, I am pleased to introduce this special issue of JVR (2016, Vol 45, Issue 2) on this extremely significant topic: vocational rehabilitation for minorities with disabilities, which can be accessed through the following link: http://content.iospress.com/journals/journal-of-vocational-rehabilitation/45/2.

Paul Wehman PhD
Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Chairman Division of Rehabilitation Research
Director of VCU-RRTC

Call for Manuscripts: Special Issue of the Journal of Rehabilitation

Dr. Wendy Parent-Johnson of the University of South Dakota, the editor of the Journal of Rehabilitation, the official journal of the National Rehabilitation Association, is disseminating a Call for Submissions for a Special Issue of the journal entitled, “Family Caregiving and Adjustment: A Multicultural Perspective.”  Dr. Charles Edmund Degeneffe of San Diego State University, Dr. Eun-Jeong Lee of the Illinois Institute of Technology, and Dr. Gloria K. Lee of Michigan State University will serve as Guest Editors.  The special issue of the Journal of Rehabilitation will be published in Spring 2018.

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Our New Mission and Vision Statement

Mission: To provide exemplary leadership through social advocacy and legislation, advance cultural awareness and competence across communities, promote excellence in research and practice, and support professionals engaged in the employment and independence of individuals with disabilities.

Vision and Values: The NRA is committed to advancing the professional practices of rehabilitation driven by culturally-competent, ethical, evidence-based and accountable practices so that individuals with disabilities would be regarded and valued as full members of our society. These individuals deserve equal access, expression of choice, and security of freedom within our communities when engaging in all aspects of life.

The NRA draws strength from the unique training, education, and credentialing of our diverse membership that believes excellence and outcomes are achieved by upholding the utmost importance of continuous learning, and professional and personal enrichment.

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