Welcome to PRA
The Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association (PRA) is committed to the advancement of rehabilitation to promote full inclusion of people with disabilities into the mainstream of our society. PRA is pleased to offer our community the opportunity to learn about issues in disability and rehabilitation, and to become empowered to enhance the lives of people with disabilities. PRA is a private, voluntary, membership association comprised of professionals from a variety of disciplines, persons with disabilities, their families, students, and other interested citizens.
It is the purpose of PRA to:
Promote the development of best practices in the delivery of rehabilitation services to people with disabilities
Educate our community about disability
Advocate for the public policy to support full inclusion of people with disabilities in our society
Encourage and foster the recruitment, professional growth, and retention of qualified, competent, dedicated personnel in the field of rehabilitation.
Roger Barton Memorial Fund
In Honor of a True VR Leader
Sadly, and without warning, "Rog," passed from this world to the next on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at the young age of 63. His college years were spent at Penn State University, graduating from the Smeal College of Business in 1969. After graduation, he became a vocational rehabilitation counselor for the PA Department of Labor and Industry, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, retiring as Director of Program Operations for the Bureau in 2007 after 37 ½ years of dedicated service to the agency. Highly regarded by his rehab colleagues both statewide and nationally, he was awarded the 2007 PA Rehabilitation Association Charles Eby Administrator Award in recognition of his exemplary leadership and devotion to individuals with disabilities. He was elected President of PRA in 2011. A memorial has been established in his name with the PA Rehabilitation Association which will provide scholarships to students in the vocational rehabilitation field.
A memorial has been established in the name of Roger P. Barton with the PA Rehabilitation Association (PRA), at the request of his family. PRA will use these funds to provide scholarships to students in the vocational rehabilitation field. All donations to PRA are tax deductible.
Checks may also be made out to PRA and sent to Carl Marshall, 2304 Bellevue Road, Harrisburg, PA 17104