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Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 8:00 AM EDT
Friday, September 20, 2019 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Embassy Suites Hotel in Dublin 
5100 Upper Metro Place
Dublin, OH 43017

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Vickie Leeming, ORA Home Secretary 
Ohio Rehabilitation Association 
419-841-8889 Office 


Update as of July 9, 2019

Registration will open mid-July.  We look forward to your participation in this event!  Look for our announcement in your Inbox!

Hotel Reservations

The room rate this year is the same as last year!  We have a room block for Wednesday and Thursday nights for ORA.  Our block is ready for your reservation!

The cost is $129 per night plus taxes.  When you reserve your room, please make sure you let them know you are with the ORA Conference.   

The Hilton link to reserve hotel rooms is:  https://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/C/CMHESES-ORA-20190918/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Or call:  1-800-220-9219 (be sure to reference ORA)

The Group Name:  Ohio Rehabilitation Association
The Group Code is:  ORA

The deadline for the room block is
August 28, 2019

Guests at the hotel will receive complimentary parking and a free breakfast in the morning and can enjoy the Manager's Reception in the evening. 

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and
Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

ORA'S 65th Anniversary Celebration and
Training Conference

The Ohio Rehabilitation Association (ORA) requests your presence at their 65th Anniversary Celebration and Training Conference event to be held Thursday, September 19 and Friday, September 20, 2019 at the newly renovated Embassy Suites Hotel in Dublin, Ohio.  

Celebrating our Profession through Presentations

Update as of July 12, 2019

We have gathered new, interesting, informative, and relevant presentations for this year's conference.   The ORA Board will be seeking continuing education hours from:  CRC, CDMS, CCM, the Ohio LSW and LPC Board, and the Ohio DD Board.  We anticipate offering 10-12 hours of continuing clock hours for those in attendance, including 1 hour of ethics each day.

Celebrating Individuals & Organizations with Awards 

The Ohio Rehabilitation Association, founded in 1954, has a long and rich history in the field of rehabilitation.  Our officers, leadership and membership should be quite proud of our achievements and contributions to the field.  Twice the recipient of the NRA Chapter of the Year Award, Ohio has raised the bar and has set an example for others for over six decades.  During the course of our careers, many of us have been fortunate to be mentored by skilled and dedicated colleagues; inspired by persons with disabilities who have overcome obstacles; or had opportunities to contribute to the success of local business enterprises by providing creative job development options or supportive job coaching.  ORA members and donors are invited to nominate those individuals, agencies and companies who have made significant contributions in our field.

Let's make 2019 meaningful and memorable for those who deserve recognition and accolades!  Click here for information on our nomination categories and our Nomination Form.  Inquiries may be sent to awards@ohiorehab.org.  We look forward to hearing from you!  The deadline for submitting your nominations is Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

Celebrating the Next Generation of Professionals

We have invited students from Ohio universities to present "poster sessions" at this year's conference.  We look forward to these poster sessions to see what the next generation of professionals is learning and how they will play a role in the future of rehab. 

In addition, as is our tradition, we will be accepting applications for our Student Ambassador positions at the conference.   For information on the duties of our Student Ambassadors, click here.  For a PDF-fillable application form, click here.

We hope to have students from KSU, Wilberforce, WSU, and OU.  

To support our Student Ambassadors, we will once again raffle off creative, fun BASKETS!  The baskets are solely based on the individual's or organization's creativity and expense.  The proceeds go to support our Student Ambassadors' expenses of attending the conference.  For those who donate a basket, you will receive recognition and will receive a business size ad space in our program book. 

If you are interested in donating a basket, please contact Renee Scheidweiler.  

Celebrating with Fun Stuff and Break Food!

Again, in the spirit of celebrating, we are soliciting for fun stuff and food!  We know our participants always enjoy getting free stuff and plenty of snacks.  Therefore, we are looking for sponsors who would like to donate items for a "conference" bag or sponsor one of our morning or afternoon breaks.  

Donors and/or Sponsors will receive a half-page ad space in our program book and various additional recognitions.  

Interested?  Please contact Vickie Leeming at oraconference@bex.net
The deadline is August 16, 2019.