A letter from the President:
It is my pleasure to serve as the president of the Maryland Rehabilitation Association (MRA) for 2020-2021, and to be a part of an organization that is committed to enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities. Through collaboration with other professionals that share this same mission, we have been able to promote best practices in rehabilitation services since the 1950’s. Today, we continue that mission by providing continued education and training, developing leadership and network opportunities, and remaining active in state and national advocacy for individuals with disabilities.
As MRA President, I intend to continue to carry out the mission of the association by increasing membership, student participation, and community involvement. The MRA will continue to offer training opportunities to its members, providing credits for CRC at no cost. The MRA board is working to establish a better social media presence, to promote cultural competency amongst rehabilitation professionals, and to identify ways to serve the community. We are also working towards involving more students in our efforts, and to prepare them to become leaders in the vocational rehabilitation community.
If you are not already a member of the MRA, I urge you to consider joining our cause. I am excited about the future of this association, and hope to provide encouragement, hope, and opportunity for individuals with disabilities and their loved ones through the efforts of the MRA board and its members. Please feel free to reach out to any of our board members if you have any questions about the MRA or membership.
Stacey Watts, MA, CRC
President, Maryland Rehabilitation Association