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Nominations for Awards

Summer is starting to wind down, the NRA Conference is just around the corner – so it must be AWARDS TIME!

Do you know someone who deserves to be singled out for their exceptional contribution to research relevant to the services we provide?

Do you know someone whose outstanding and distinguished efforts in providing placement services for people with disabilities merits special recognition?

Nominate them for an award! Deadline for nominations is 8/31/22.

The Margaret E. Fairbairn Award

 is presented annually by NRAJPD to recognize one individual’s

outstanding accomplishments and distinguished service in job placement to persons with  disabilities. This is our opportunity to recognize excellence in rehabilitation. 

NRAJPD Research Award


Training and Development Grants

The Job Placement and Development Division is excited to announce we are offering three Training and Development Grants for the coming year.

  •  Each grant is for $150, and the recipients will be selected from submissions received         by the deadline of October 31.
  • If you have an idea for a training, workshop, presentation, or some other idea that will        add to the knowledge and resources available to placement professionals while                   incorporating an element of membership recruitment and development, we want to             hear from you!
  • Please complete the application and follow the submission instructions included.               Deadline for submissions is October 31, 2021.
  • If you have any questions, contact NRAJPD President Frank Herd, 763-402-1681,                 Email Frank Herd
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The Job Placement & Development division is one of the largest divisions of the National Rehabilitation Association, serving individuals and organizations whose efforts are directed toward career development and employment of persons with disabilities.

JPD seeks to enhance these efforts by:

Exchanging ideas

Increasing understanding

Identifying goals

Cooperative action

These efforts are approached on a nationwide basis by a strong and growing JPD national, regional, and state network.

Membership Eligibility

Membership is open to any person or group who is a member of the National Rehabilitation Association and is interested in enhancing the lives of persons with disabilities are involved in the job placement process.

 Our Purpose   

The purpose of the National Rehabilitation Association of Job Placement & Development is to advance employment opportunities for all individuals with disabilities by: Encouraging, supporting and promoting job placement activities. Promoting wider understanding and vocational acceptance of individuals with disabilities. Encouraging job placement considerations throughout rehabilitation process. Fostering research and publication of articles on the philosophy, techniques and experience in selective job placement. Developing professionals standards for persons and facilities engaged in placement of individuals with disabilities. Conducting meeting, seminars and clinics to improve the capabilities of effectiveness of those engaged on selective job placement. Developing professional training opportunities for all persons directly in selective placement of individuals with disabilities. Attracting people with interest and initiative into the field of selective job placement, elevating the discipline in stature, and encouraging nondiscrimination impedes the employment of individuals with disabilities.