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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!
2014 Government Affairs Summit
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March 23-25, 2014
Hilton Old Town Alexandria
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NRA Press Release
Thursday, February 27, 2014
THE NATIONAL REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION AND APSE LAUNCH A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP
Alexandria, Virginia -- The National Rehabilitation Association and the Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst (APSE) are pleased to announce their most recent partnership in hosting a series of Webinars on a wide-ranging number of issues of importance to Americans with disabilities.
Among the timely topics to be co-hosted by APSE and the National Rehabilitation Association include professional development opportunities, the Reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and VR, the legislative landscape generally, including a session on the art of advocacy, social media and the effect this medium has had on ethics and individuals with disabilities, Social Security Benefits, IDEA Reauthorization, the ABLE Act, and many other important issues.
"This exciting new series of Webinars co-hosted by APSE and the National Rehabilitation Association on issues affecting every aspect of disABILITY from the legislative landscape to the power of social media, maintaining high standards for rehabilitation professionals and special education professionals, among others, will enhance your knowledge and appreciation of the opportunities and challenges that our community encounters on a daily basis."
"Like APSE, the National Rehabilitation Association is very excited about our productive partnership and the opportunities this collaboration will provide in co-hosting this series of Webinars on timely topics by some of the best and brightest in our field," said Patricia Leahy, Interim Executive Director and Director of Government Affairs.
The National Rehabilitation Association is a national membership organization which advances progressive policies and legislation regarding quality employment by qualified rehabilitation professionals through advocacy and outreach.
Founded in 1925, the National Rehabilitation Association is the longest-established and one of the strongest advocates of Americans with disabilities achieving the American Dream of a college education, a career and community living. The National Rehabilitation Association has Chapters in almost all States and hosts annually its Training Conference and its Government Affairs Summit.
For more information on the National Rehabilitation Association, please access our website: www.nationalrehab.org; or follows us on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter@NationalRehab
Founded in 1988, APSE is a growing national non-profit membership organization with an exclusive focus on integrated employment and career advancement opportunities for individuals with disabilities. APSE supports the only annual national conference focused solely on the advancement of integrated employment. APSE has chapters in 37 States and the District of Columbia. For more information, www.apse.org on Facebook, or follow us APSE on Twitter@National/APSE.
"One of the best ways to move Employment First forward is for professionals in our field to learn together and from one another. We are excited about partnering with NRA on our Webinar trainings and looking forward to connect in other ways as we move forward," said Laura Owens, Executive Director, APSE.
We are pleased to announce the first of the collaborative Webinars will occur on March 18, 2014, with Dr. Jeffrey Dulko, Ph.D., CRC, LMHC, on Ethics and the New Age of Social Media. Dr. Dulko is a Vocational Program Manager and Therapist for Rochester Rehabilitation in Rochester, New York.
The cost of the Webinars will be $25 for NRA and APSE members.
All participants will receive a copy of the presentation and/or notes handout along with the recorded webinar for future viewing. CEU and CRC credits will be available.
The Sixth President of our great country, John Quincy Adams, said "If your actions inspire others to dream more, do more, become more, you are a leader."
APSE and the National Rehabilitation Association believe in partnerships that do just that.
On behalf of all in the National Rehabilitation Association, I want to thank Laura Owens and all in APSE for the opportunity to partner with such a great organization.
2014 Annual Training Conference
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October 30 - November 2, 2014
Des Moines, Iowa
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