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As the part of the nation's most established and respected membership association for rehabilitation professionals, we welcome you to the Website of the Minnesota Rehabilitation Association (MRA).  MRA members work to eliminate barriers and increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities.  We provide our members opportunities for advocacy and increased awareness of issues through professional development and access to current research topics. Together, we work towards a society where there are no barriers, environmental or attitudinal, to full employment and participation in life. We invite you to join our growing community by becoming a member today!

Presidents Corner

Hello MRA

As I mentioned at our Spring Conference, the 25th Anniversary of the ADA is coming up in July.

I have been wondering what we can do, as an organization, to reflect on the 25 years of the ADA.

Our historian tried to look back in our archives, for me, to find any kind of recognition or acknowledgement regarding awards to individuals in our field who have a disability. 

He was not able to find much in his search, so I am coming to you for your help in this matter.

What is being asked of you is to think about our field and come up with someone who may have been or someone who is working in the field of Vocational Rehab either with the State, a nonprofit or Workmen’s Comp.

You are welcome to either just send me their name or contact information.  Or if you wish, a short write-up about them.

I am not sure what yet I will do with all of this information, other than to share it with all of us or perhaps beyond.  But, with it being the anniversary, our organization needs bring forward and recognize those who have helped in the betterment of those who have a disability and who also has a disability of their own.

Thank you for any help you can give and feel free to either e-mail me at wallyw@lifetrack-mn.org or call me at 651-265-2371.

Remember enjoy every moment.

Wally Waranka

 MRA News

MRCEA sponsored training:Aging in the Contemporary Workforce:

Mar 26 2015

Who: Training tailored towards professionals and students working in rehabilitation field.

Speakers: Steve Hine, Research Director for Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Spring Conference 2015

Mar 25 2015

Spring Conference Program has been finalized! Click the Conference tab for more information!


Finding Employment that Works for Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome takes place on January 9 at St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA

Nov 13 2014

The early registration discount is in effect through December 5.

In this seminar, Barbara Bissonnette will share her knowledge gained from coaching hundreds of people with Asperger’s Syndrome. They range in age from 17 to 63.

MRA's Fall 2014 Conference

Sep 04 2014

September 17th & 18th & 19th, 2014 at Holiday Inn & Suites, St.

2014 Rehabilitation Update Conference

May 20 2014

The 2014 Rehabilitation Update Conference will be help on September 25, 2014 from 8:30-3:45.

All participants must per-register; cost is $75.

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