President’s Message

President’s Greeting

March 15, 2016

Greetings Family and Friends,

Welcome to the website for the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns (NAMRC)

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 non-white 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 individuals 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. We are comprised of 5 standing committees focused on Professional Development; Membership and Coalition Building; Public Relations and Marketing; Finance and Economic Development; and Legislation and Governance. 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.

“Changing the Game: Equity, Innovation & Opportunity” is the theme of this year’s annual training conference. Ongoing changes in legislation, rehabilitation services, practice, and education warrants a training that keeps our members, students, consumers and the rehabilitation community up-to-date on changes impacting service delivery for individuals with disabilities.

Join us, July 13-16, 2016 for our 23rd Annual Training Conference scheduled to be held in New Orleans, LA at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

See you in New Orleans!

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Robin D. Washington, PhD, PT, CRC

NAMRC President

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