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15th Annual MRA Eastern Chapter Annual Dinner & Awards Banquet

Celebrating those in the rehabilitation community whose dedication and compassion inspire those around them to reach new heights and achieve their dreams.


For fourteen years MRA Eastern Chapter has hosted an awards banquet to celebrate and honor a more inclusive and diverse community!


When: Friday, April 26, 2024. Doors open at 6:00pm. Dinner starts at 7pm

Where: Orlando’s, 2050 Dorsett Village Shopping Center

$40.00 per person (includes buffet dinner and open bar)


Register for the 2024 MRA Eastern Chapter Awards Banquet here.



View all our past award winners on our website.


Complete your nominations by 5pm March 15, 2024 by using this link and nomination form.


Award categories include:



The Consumer of the Year Award: Given to an individual with a disability who has successfully overcome their limitations to improve their independence. This award recognizes an individual who goes above and beyond to make a difference and has a commitment to excellence.


The Community Service Award: Recognizes an individual or group outside of the rehabilitation community who chooses to walk this path in service to help better the lives of individuals with disabilities. Their work creates more diverse and inclusive communities for people with disabilities and their families. This may be through leadership, advocacy, research, policy, and practice.


The Employer of the Year Award: Recognizes an employer in the community who has made a significant difference in advancing the employment opportunities of individuals with disabilities. Examples: allowing for job shadows, informational interviews, assisting with mock interviews, and training internal staff on disability inclusion.


The Support Staff Award: Recognizes an employee who has shown exemplary service by supporting staff and or candidates reach their employment goals.


The Megan Piontek Memorial Award: Recognizes a graduate

student or a recent graduate in the field of Rehabilitation who has demonstrated exemplary initiative, service in the field, and leadership potential.


The President Award: Recognizes an individual who goes above and beyond in service to individuals with disabilities, ensuring excellent service in achieving individual goals. An individual who promotes to create and support an inclusive, welcoming and equitable workplace for all served. To be given at the President’s discretion.










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