New Jersey Rehabilitation Association

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Mission Statement

"The New Jersey Rehabilitation Association (NJRA) is a member organization whose mission is to promote ethical and excellent practice in rehabilitation." 

Vision Statement

To be the premier organization of diverse professionals committed to the empowerment of all people with disabilities.

Not long after Congress passed the National Rehabilitation Act of 1920, the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) began its commitment to persons with disabilities. As the oldest and strongest advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities, our mission is to provide advocacy, awareness and career advancement for professionals in the fields of rehabilitation.

Our members include rehab counselors, physical, speech and occupational therapists, job trainers, consultants, independent living instructors and other professionals involved in the advocacy of programs and services for people with disabilities.

Seven Core Values Provide the Foundation for our Services & Programs:

1. People
2. Professionals in Rehabilitation
3. Visionary Leadership
4.Responsible Resource Management
5. Advocacy
6. Personal and Professional Enrichment
7. Relationships Build on Trust & Integrity

In keeping with this commitment, NJRA has contributed and supported legislation such as the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and subsequent re-authorizations, TJTC, JTPA, and the ADA . The association's prominence and longevity is recognized by our nation's leaders and gives our members a vital role in shaping rehabilitation policy.


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