Professional Organizations

American Counseling Association

The American Counseling Association ( ACA) is an organization dedicated to professional activities involving counseling. One of the divisions within ACA is the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA). Student rates are available.

For further information, contact:
6101 Stevenson Ave. Suite 600
Alexandria, VA 22304-3300


National Rehabilitation Association

The National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) is a professional organization available to all people interested in people with disabilities. It is designed to appeal to a broad range of rehabilitation professionals. A special student membership rate is available (currently $10 per year). Membership benefits include receiving the quarterly journal, newsletters, and reduced rates to attend professional conferences. One division of NRA is the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association

For further information, contact:
633 S. Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314


Texas Society of Allied Health Professionals

The Texas Society of Allied Health Professions is a professional organization, dedicated to enhancing and promoting education, research, and clinical practice of allied health professional within the state. TSAHP provides a vital forum in which allied health educators and practitioners can address and act on mutual concerns


Texas RehabACTion Network (TRAN)

Mission of TRAN

The mission of the Texas RehabACTion Network (TRAN) is to advance the Public Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program assuring effective service delivery for persons with disabilities.

The Mission is accomplished by:

  • Advocating, educating and mobilizing legislative and public support;
  • Providing training conferences, forums and other effective communication methods for VR professionals;
  • and Fostering the highest standards of professional conduct.


American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association (ADARA)

Professionals Networking for Excellence in Service Delivery with Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

ADARA presents an opportunity for professionals who work with Deaf people to come together and exchange ideas, suggestions and critiques regarding matters of interest to our field. 


Texas Rehabilitation Association


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.