National Rehabilitation Awareness Week is a time to acknowledge the many benefits that can arise from rehab programs. It highlights the positive impact that these services make in the lives of people in need and that every person deserves to live their life to the fullest.
Rehab can benefit a person physically, mentally, and spiritually. Whether someone is undergoing inpatient care following a major surgery or attends a therapy session once a week to correct a minor issue, rehab services are there to help be a guide on the road to recovery.
The mission of the National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation (NRAF) is to educate people about the benefits and impact of rehabilitation, develop programs which aim to increase opportunities for the nearly fifty million Americans with disabilities, and help those who are disabled live up to their fullest potential. The NRAF was established in 1996 by Allied Services, a not-for-profit integrated health system headquartered in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Allied Services, since 1976, has served as sponsors of National Rehabilitation Week (Rehab Week, for short), a nationwide celebration to educate people about the benefits of rehabilitation and the capabilities of people with disabilities.
The National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation strives to highlight the positive impact that these services have in the lives of children, adults, and older adults alike.