Welcome to RAISE!

The National Resources for Advocacy, Independence, Self-determination and Employment (RAISE) Technical Assistance Center works with the seven (7) Rehabilitation Service Administration (RSA)-funded Parent Training & Information Centers to develop and disseminate information and resources that increase their capacity to serve youth and young adults with disabilities and their families.


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Join us for the next RAISE webinar

An Introduction to the New Vocational Rehabilitation Toolkit for Parent Centers
Wednesday, Jauary 18, 2020
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (EST)

This webinar will explore the newly released toolkit. It will give an overview of how to use it, where to find important information quickly, and briefly discuss the important contents that all parent center staff should know. Continue Reading Join us for the next RAISE webinar

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Making Youth Engagement Possible: Making Youth Engagement Easier For Parent Centers
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (EST)

An important element to the success of youth with disabilities is youth engagement. However, with limited funding and additional grant requirements, parent centers are often limited in the time that they are able to spend on youth engagement. This webinar will introduce the newly developed RAISE Youth Engagement toolkit for parent centers. The toolkit and additional handouts will provide parent centers with a basic overview of youth leadership, engagement strategies, youth development, and tips on easily improving youth work.

– Understand the new youth engagement tools that are available from raise
– Know where to access the new materials and how they can be helpful to their work at the parent center Continue Reading Mark Your Calendars


ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT  ⋅  The people who work on RAISE are all members of the disability community and strive to be ever conscious of accessibility in technology. In compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, we have endeavored to make our website as accessible as possible, less any undue burden that would be imposed on us. Compliance is an ongoing process. If anyone has difficulty accessing our website information and resources, we encourage you to reach out to us directly so that we can improve our efforts to accommodate our audience.