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Why should I join the Maryland Rehabilitation Association?

Membership in the Maryland Chapter of the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) provides many opportunities for professional involvement and development. Since its founding in 1950, the MRA has been active in state and national advocacy, continuing education and leadership activities in the field of rehabilitation.

The MRA has enjoyed a long-term collaboration with the Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS). Each fall MRA and DORS co-sponsor a two-day training conference that draws rehabilitation professionals from around the state. Attendees learn about innovations in the field of rehabilitation from experts from around the state, region, and country.

The MRA also sponsors workshops around the state for rehabilitation professionals, a group that includes:

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists

  • Rehab Teachers

  • Vocational Evaluators

  • Independent Living Instructors

  • Physical, speech and occupational therapists

  • Students in rehabilitation programs

  • Job Development Specialists

  • Other professionals involved in the advocacy of people with disabilities individuals with disabilities

These workshops are designed to enhance professional development and offer continuing education credits to attendees.  Other advantages and benefits include:

  • Professional membership

  • Professional training

  • Continuing Education Credits (CRC)

  • Regular Legislative Network Alerts from the NRA

  • Networking

  • Contemporary Rehab Newsletter

  • Journal of Rehabilitation

  • Discounted Insurance rates

​When you join the MRA, you are also joining NRA – that is two association memberships for the price of one! To become a member of the MRA, you must first join the NRA by submitting a membership application (large print variant) and pay one of the following fees:

  • Professional: $150.00

  • Student: $25.00

  • New Professional: $108.00

  • Affiliate: $108.00​

If you want to become a MRA member, please click here. Clicking this link takes you to the National Rehabilitation Association Website. To learn more about Membership with the Maryland Rehabilitation Association, please email us (mdrehab1.membership@gmail.com).