National Rehabilitation Association
Promoting ethical and state of the art practice in rehabilitation
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NRA members are automatically members of state and regional chapters. Chapters and Regions hold conferences and training seminars around the country to keep members current and provide opportunities for growth in the rehabilitation profession.
Benefits of membershipNRA members also enjoy a discounted registration rate for our Government Affairs Disability Employment Summit. The Summit provides you with the necessary tools to advocate effectively with your government representatives both at home and in Washington, DC. You will learn how to educate Congress and your local elected officials on issues critical to persons with disabilities.
Allows organizations or agencies to enroll up to five employees as NRA members. Employees enrolled under an Organizational Membership enjoy the full privileges of NRA Professional Membership.
Professional members enjoy many benefits including networking opportunities, our bimonthly newsletter (Contemporary Rehab), discounts on training and events and up-to-date information on news relating to the rehabilitation profession.
Student Membership is available to individuals who are enrolled as Full-Time undergraduate students (a minimum of eight (8) hours per semester) or as Full-Time graduate students (a minimum of six (6) hours per semester).
Perfect for retirees, pre-professionals and friends and family, Affiliate Members receive the same discounts as Professional Members on training and events and special networking opportunities. **Affiliate Members do not receive a printed version of the Journal of Rehabilitation.
New Professional membership
The New Professional membership category is a discounted professional membership for individuals who have recently graduated from an accredited college or university. The New Professional membership is only available for the first year following graduation.
As an NRA member, you have the opportunity to join one or more of our special interest divisions. Divisions focus on a broad range of rehabilitation issues, such as multicultural concerns, vocational evaluation, career development, independent living, and rehabilitation leadership. Other divisions represent the interests of rehabilitation counselors, rehabilitation support staff, private sector providers, and more. Many divisions produce specialty publications, and many sponsor professional development training seminars.
Consistent with the National Rehabilitation Association's mission statement "The National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) is a member organization that promotes ethical and state of the art practice in rehabilitation with the goal of the personal and economic independence of persons with disabilities", the Governmental Affairs Program offers our members the opportunity to participate meaningfully in shaping vocational rehabilitation policy at the State and Federal levels.
Being the longest-serving and one of the strongest organizations in providing advocacy and awareness on behalf of individuals with disabilities, the National Rehabilitation Association's Governmental Affairs professionals are committed to communicating the importance of informed grassroots advocacy and enhanced outreach to every level of government to ensure the continuation of evidence-based rehabilitation practices and policies.
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.
NRAâs Washington Alerts provide members with up-to-the-minute information of interest on pending legislative and regulatory issues before the federal government.