Washington Chapter of IARP
Who are we?

The Washington Chapter of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals provides a community for rehabilitation professionals in their quest for education and professional growth, thereby promoting effective, interdisciplinary services for persons with disabilities.

IARP WA serves a diverse membership practicing in the fields of vocational rehabilitation, disability management consulting, case management, workers’ compensation, forensics and expert testimony and life care planning.

IARP WA supports professional growth of its members by providing an ethics code, professional competence standards, continuing education programs, networking opportunities and group-discounted packages of professional benefits.

IARP WA fosters rehabilitation discussion and innovation through conferences, online education and a quarterly Newsletter.

IARP WA strives to shape public policy favorable to private-sector rehabilitation by working closely with other professional associations, government and industry.

Our Mission and Goals

IARP is dedicated to: promoting effective multidisciplinary rehabilitation, disability management, and return-to-work services on behalf of persons with disabilities and the economically disadvantaged; enhancing the competency of service providers; supporting innovation in related business development and management; and becoming the pre-eminent source for shaping public policy that affects rehabilitation.

To pursue this purpose, IARP will strive towards the following goals:

IARP WA goals:

  • Maintain an organizational structure that addresses member issues and expectations while reflecting and promoting the highest level of volunteer and staff competency.
  • Promote high standards of training and practice through the development of innovative continuing education and career enhancement opportunities.
  • Foster high standards of ethical conduct throughout the profession and encourage high standards for professional performance.
  • Monitor and influence federal/state/regional government and industry policies that affect the rehabilitation profession.
  • Promote the chartering of chapters through which members can work as an effective group to further the goals of IARP specific to their region and/or geographic area.
  • Encourage member networking with the goal of understanding issues and trends affecting the profession and competency of all members.
  • Promote rehabilitation research by collecting, interpreting, and disseminating information on effective rehabilitation practices, and by consideration of changing social, economic, governmental, and technological conditions that affect providers of rehabilitation services and consumers.
  • Maintain cooperative relationships and activities with other organizations in pursuit of the Association's mission.


Contact our rehabilitation association in Washington for information on vocational rehabilitation and disability management. For a listing of local rehabilitation professionals go to IARP Connect Directory.