MD Rehabilitation Conference

Submit a Session Proposal

Maryland Rehabilitation Association & the Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services Present: Maryland Rehabilitation Conference 2020. October 29 & 30, 2020. Sheraton Baltimore North, Towson, Maryland.

Maryland Rehabilitation Conference 2020 -
Call for Presentations Form

We need YOUR presentation proposals!

The programming committee would especially welcome presentations on the following subjects:

  • The ADA at 30
  • 100 Years of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Providing Services in a Virtual Environment
  • Self-Care for Providers
  • Ethics in a Virtual World
  • ENCORE! of Your Best Past Presentation

And we always welcome presentations on:

Leadership and Supervision

  • Performance Management
  • Motivating and Retaining Talent
  • Innovative Practices

Employment and Career

  • Innovative Strategies
  • Job Acquisition for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Evidence-Based Practice in Supported Employment
  • Workforce Development
  • Career Counseling and Assessment
  • Building Partnerships
  • Social Networking Tools and Employment
  • Career Development

Professional and Personal Development

  • Practicing Ethical Principles
  • Financial Management Planning
  • Time Management and Work Efficiencies
  • Self-Care & Health/Wellness
  • Computer Application Skills


  • Identification of functional limitations and capacities
  • Determination of transferability of work skills
  • Medical Aspects of Disabilities – specific impairment
  • Innovations in Treatment for Prevalent Disabilities: Pain, Obesity, Sensory Disabilities, Orthopedic
  • Developmental Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Blindness/Low Vision
  • Deaf/Deaf-Blind/Hearing Impairments
  • Mental Illness

Special Topics and Best Practices

  • Rehabilitation Technology/AT Demonstration
  • Transitioning Youth and/or Pre-Employment Transition Services.
  • Individuals from Diverse Backgrounds and Cultures
  • Benefits Planning and Work Incentives
  • Ticket to Work
  • Assisting Veterans with Disabilities
  • Federal Programs and Legislation


  • Support Groups for Families and Consumers of Targeted Disabilities
  • Services and Advocacy of Centers for Independent Living

Additional Information:

  • Proposals are due to the Committee by July 20, 2020.
  • Each break-out session is 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Feel free to pass this Call for Presentations along to agencies, organizations, and/or individuals whom you believe would be interested in offering a session at the Conference.

Maryland Rehabilitation Conference 2020 -
Call for Presentations Form


Contact Erica Kneessi.

COVID-19 Information

With COVID-19 resulting in the postponement or cancelation of many large meetings and conferences, we are unsure of the status of the 2020 Maryland Rehabilitation Conference.

Our hope is to have an in-person conference, but it may be a virtual event, so please keep that in mind when designing your presentation.

While we are hopeful of holding the conference, the health and safety of our attendees, presenters, and vendors is our top priority. The Maryland Rehabilitation Association (MRA) and the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will be following the guidelines established by State authorities.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this challenging time.


Contact Erica Kneessi.