Organizations

Professional Organizations

The Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR)
http://www.rehabnetwork.org/
The CSAVR is composed of the chief administrators of the public rehabilitation agencies serving individuals with physical and mental disabilities in the States, District of Columbia, and the territories. These agencies constitute the state partners in the State-Federal program of rehabilitation services provided under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

National Council of State Agencies for the Blind
http://www.ncsab.org
The NCSAB serves as an advisory body and liaison with the U.S Dept. of Education/Rehabilitation Services Administration, and all other federal agencies, to develop policies and administer programs affecting personal and vocational services for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation
http://www.canar.org
CANAR seeks to advance and improve rehabilitation programs for Native American persons with disabilities by providing a means of communication with related organizations and governmental bodies on matters related to service provision, education, and research.

National Rehabilitation Association
http://nationalrehab.org/
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.

National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE)
http://www.rehabeducators.org/
The National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) is a professional organization of educators dedicated to quality services for persons with disabilities through education and research.

Association for Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE)
http://interwork.sdsu.edu/acre/index.htm
An organization dedicated to advocacy, public policy, education and training of community rehabilitation personnel to enhance employment outcomes of persons with disabilities

National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns
http://www.namrc.org/
Education and awareness of multicultural issues is the primary goal of the Association.

Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)
http://www.crccertification.com/
CRCC is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons with disabilities by promoting quality rehabilitation counseling services to persons with disabilities through the certification of rehabilitation counselors; and providing leadership in advocating for the rehabilitation counseling profession.

APSE
http://www.apse.org/
APSE leads in the advancement of equitable employment for people with disabilities through education and advocacy.

TASH
http://www.tash.org/
An international grassroots leader in advancing inclusive communities through research, education and advocacy.

US Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association
https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/StartPage.aspx?Site=USPRA
The mission of USPRA is to advance the availability and practice of psychiatric rehabilitation so that all individuals with a serious mental illness have access to the supports they need to recover in order to achieve successful and satisfying lives in the working, learning, and social environments of their choice.