The Texas Rehabilitation Association (TRA) is a 501 C-3 nonprofit organization consisting of people who are dedicated to:
- Promoting the profession of rehabilitation to the public,
- Enhancing opportunities for Texans with disabilities,
- Stimulating a rehabilitation environment, and
- Promoting quality rehabilitation services by organizations and individuals.
Our members include public and private rehabilitation counselors, rehabilitation administrators, rehabilitation educators, social workers, job placement specialists, consultants, qualified rehabilitation professionals, medical professionals (physical therapy, speech, occupational therapy), community rehabilitation professionals, and others involved in the provision of advocacy of services or programs for people with disabilities.
TRA provides training with continuing education credits, facilitates networking among professionals, and encourages the development and maintenance of local subchapters with local activities. Continuing education credits include CRC, LPC, CVE, and CEU’s for Social Work.
TRA is a state chapter of the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA). NRA was founded in 1925, with TRA founded in Texas in 1951. When you join TRA through our national association, your dues include national, regional, state, and local membership. There are 3 membership categories: Professional Member, Organization, and Student.
NRA 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. For more information about NRA, visit: nationalrehab.org
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Top Reasons to Join TRA
Continuing Education Credits through the TRA Annual Conference, NRA and Southwest Regional Conferences, and Subchapter trainings.
Professional Development through leadership roles at the national, state, regional, and local levels.
Networking with other rehabilitation professionals offers opportunities to share ideas and resources for serving consumers and to meet other rehabilitation professionals and develop ongoing working relationships.
Recognition for members and community professionals through TRA awards, Local Subchapters and Southwest Regional awards, and NRA awards.
Students are encouraged to join TRA to network with rehabilitation professionals, in order to develop mentor relationships and learn about employment options and opportunities.
Professionals are encouraged to join TRA to maintain skills, resources, and networking contacts for serving consumers and to serve as mentors to enhance professionalism of younger or new professionals in the field of rehabilitation.