For 96 years, the Public VR Program has been the foundation of America’s commitment toward helping people with disabilities overcome barriers to employment and attain economic independence. VR is the major service system confronting the growing crisis of unemployment and dependence for 49 million Americans with disabilities.
Return on Investment:
Money invested in the Public VR Program is money invested in the future of America. Throughout the decades, Public VR has more than paid for itself by helping persons with disabilities become taxpayers and fill both the federal and state treasuries. In a given year, graduates of the VR Program in the working world pay up to $1 billion in taxes of various kinds.Nationally, those individuals who received help from the VR Program and went to work will pay back the cost of their rehabilitation services, through taxes, in just 2-4 years and benefit the combined federal and state tax treasuries by $2-4 in revenues for every VR dollar spent over subsequent years of work.
Membership in TRAN is open to anyone interested in the advancement of the Public Vocational Rehabilitation program and assuring effective services deliveries to all people with disabilities and those who support the goals, mission, vision and strategic plans in this unique organization. Categories are: Individual, Nonprofit and Organizational Memberships. TRAN dues are tax deductible.
Membership includes, but is not limited to, vocational rehabilitation professionals and support staff, businesses that provide services to VR consumers, employers and chamber of commerce, the university community, students becoming VR professionals, citizens that support public VR, lawyers, mental health workers, social workers, and many other specialties in the field.
TRAN updates: monthly newsletters that covers legislative updates at the state and national offices; notices of calendar of events that relates to annual conferences, quarterly training and board meetings, and other community events/projects across Texas.
Annual conferences that offers high quality training opportunities to members and to include exchange of new information, skills and networking opportunities with people from across the state and nation.
Quarterly training opportunities that fulfill the special requirements and interests of VR Counselors, technicians and other professionals in the community.