President’s Message

President’s Greeting

April 28, 2018

Hello to all colleagues and friends of NAMRC,

Thank you for stopping by the NAMRC website.  We hope that you find what you are searching for and implore your thoughts, ideas and questions in regards to joining our great organization. Your voice and participation is needed! If you are a member of NRA and of the division of NAMRC, please consider volunteering for a committee.  NAMRC has five standing committees focused on Professional Development; Membership and Coalition Building; Public Relations and Marketing; Finance and Economic Development; and Legislation and Governance.

NAMRC’s mission is to promote cultural diversity and disability through advocacy for excellence and equity in rehabilitation research, education and practice. Founded in 1992 as a Division of the National Rehabilitation Association, the evolution of NAMRC stems from a history in which members (i.e. African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and Asian Americans) were not given a voice within NRA and were not assured representation on the NRA Board of Directors.

Today, NAMRC is a professional association of dedicated rehabilitation professionals that recognizes the broad scope and dimensions of race, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, gender, disability, class status, education, religious/spiritual orientation and other cultural dimensions when advocating for individuals with disabilities from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Our annual training conferences serve as a platform for professional development focused on enhancing service delivery that is equitable, competent, accessible and comprehensive for individuals with disabilities from culturally diverse backgrounds.

This year’s conference theme is “The Silver Jubilee; Shaping Innovation in Multicultural Rehabilitation.”  As we continue to watch the evolving changes in legislation, rehabilitation services, practice, and education; NAMRC is committed to provide training that keeps our members, students, consumers and the rehabilitation community up-to-date on changes impacting service delivery for individuals with disabilities.  We are planning for a milestone this year, so please join us on July 11-14, 2018 for our 25th Annual Training Conference to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada at the W Hotel!

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!


Valyncia Wilson, M.S., CRC, LPC

2017-2018 NAMRC President