Friday, September 15, 2017 from 8:15 AM to 4:45 PM EDT
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Xenos Campus ~ Cafe Auditorium 
1394 Community Park Drive (Cafe Auditorium)
Columbus, OH 43229

Driving Directions 

The Xenox Campus is conveniently located off I-270 and Cleveland Avenue Exit 27.  Go south on Cleveland Avenue, then right on Community Park Drive up the hill to the Main Campus Building and then around back to reach the Cafe Auditorium.  FREE Parking.  Again, we will be in the Cafe Auditorium.


Vickie Leeming, ORA Home Secretary 
Ohio Rehabilitation Association 

Relax with Friends and Turn the Rush Hour into Happy Hour after the Seminar

The R's continue afterwards until 7:30 p.m. as you RELAX with friends and turn the RUSH HOUR into HAPPY HOUR!  We are offering those who don't want to deal with the traffic immediately following the seminar, a chance to continue the social and networking opportunity the day provides at El Ranchero Alegre (6211 Cleveland Avenue) just a block from Xenos!  Doug Bailey will be your host!


Your registration fee includes up to six (6) hours of continuing education and materials, CEU processing, continental breakfast, buffet lunch, and an afternoon refreshment break.  Be sure to bring your business cards to share at our networking luncheon! 

Conference registration rates are as follows:

*ORA/NRA Member/Donor Rate is $125.00
*ORA/NRA Member Retiree Rate is $100.00
Non-Member Rate is $150.00
Student Rate is $25.00 

*To receive the Member rate, you must be a current member of the Ohio Rehabilitation Association/National Rehabilitation Association.  Please note your membership number in the space provided.  Contact the ORA Home Office by telephone at (419) 841-8889 or by email at oraconference@bex.net with questions.


ORA Fall 2017 Training and Networking Event ~ The "Rs" Have It!

ORA is pleased to host a one day event for rehab professionals!  the "Rs" have it that day ~ Renew and Refresh (your knowledge), Revive and Regenerate (your passion and commitment), Reconnect and Reacquaint (with your professional network), and Recalculate your CEUs with an additional six hours of training (three hours in ethics) ~ all in a Relaxing environment.


We received approval from CRC and CDMS for 6 hours of CEs (3 hours of ethics) AND the Ohio DD Board (Adult Services) for 6 hours! 

September 8, 2017 Update:  We have received approval for 6 hours of CEs (3 hours of ethics for SW and PC) from the Ohio CSWMFT Board for LPC and LSW!! 

Registration Opens at 8:15 a.m.  Continental Breakfast Served.  Welcome and Opening Remarks begin promptly at 8:45 a.m. with our first presentation starting promptly at 9:00 a.m.  Lunch will be served from 12:15 p.m. until 1:15 p.m.  Last presentation ends at 4:45 p.m.

A stellar line-up of presenters will be on hand to share their expertise with a broad array of topics of interest to practitioners, students, and others in the rehab professions:

Ethical Dilemmas:  Jumping in the Deep End!  at 9:00 a.m.
By Debi Kuhn, Executive Director, Functional Training Services in Columbus

The Role and Functions of Vocational Experts 1at 0:45 a.m.
by Dr. Bruce Growick, Retired Professor, Ohio State University

Using a Process Improvement Model to Increase Efficiency and Effectiveness at 10:45 a.m.
by Deanna Arbuckle, CRC, Doctoral Candidate, University of Dayton

Work Benefits You:  Explanation of Work Incentives and Benefit Options at 1:30 p.m.
by Suzanne Nelson, Social Security Administration and Ron Swain, CWIC, Fairfield County Board of DD

Ethical Wellness for Counseling Professionals:  The Mindfulness Approach at 3:15 p.m.
by Dr. Carl Sabo, CRC, Associate Professor at WSU and ORA 2017 President


Please submit ONE REGISTRANT PER FORM.  To ensure an accurate and complete registration, kindly complete all of the information requested.  Immediately upon successful completion of your registration, you will receive an email confirmation (please retain and/or print this out for your records).  Should changes or modifications be necessary, please contact oraconference@bex.net.