AVRASA stands in Solidarity with #blm

Black Lives Matter

We at AVRASA want to acknowledge the pain and suffering that many of our members, clients, students and community are feeling during these troubling times. The Events in Minnesota, Georgia and Kentucky are heartbreaking, but are only a snapshot of many tragic events that have taken place through history. The continuous repetition of systemic racism and the senseless loss of life due to state-sanctioned violence against brown and black men and women are unacceptable.

AVRASA’s mission for over 40-years has been to educate, advocate and support rehabilitation counselors and social service professionals to provide comprehensive and integrated services to individuals with disabilities. As a result, AVRASA has been a driving force for equality, justice and advocacy for black and brown individuals, among other oppressed and disadvantaged groups of people for decades.  AVRASA has always and will continue to stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter to fight against systemic racism, state-sanctioned violence, prejudice and discrimination for as long as it takes to foster positive change.

AVRASA believes that education is key to change.

For further information on the Black Lives Matter movement, or to get involved please visit: blacklivesmatter.com

Recommended reading:

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race

by Beverly Daniel Tatum

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

by Robin DiAngelo

    Join us for our MAY

 General Meeting


Date: May 17th 2024

9:00am - 4:00pm

"The Ever Evolving Counseling Field"

 In-Person Student Led Event 


Visiting Nurse Services

220 East 42nd Street

   New York, NY 10017       

Calling, all Members to participate in our In Person, May 17th Student Led Meeting.

You can show your Counseling and AVRASA pride by participating in our May meeting in any one of these ways:

1. Participate in the planning of the day, run of show, and execution of activities.

2. Mentoring and Supporting a student presenter.

3. You can be a presenter. 

Please reach out to Shonae Mills College Engagement Coordinator at shonae@avrasa.org if you have any questions or would like to participate. 


                                     CRC and CASAC Credits will be applied.

   (LMHC Credits for this meeting will be provided to AVRASA members who have pre-paid with membership ONLY)

  AVRASA Members - FREE

  CASAC Credits - FREE


       * All certificates will be sent to participants after verification of attendance at said meeting. There will be a $5 service charge for each needed duplicate certificates.*

                                 **All rates are subject to change**

Please RSVP below by MAY 16h 2024 

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