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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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SAVE THE DATEPlease join us MAY 6, with a RAISE Board meeting on MAY 7, at Hilton University Place in Charlotte, NC, for professional development, networking, and sharing as we work together to improve transition outcomes for young adults with...
Enhance Authentic and Meaningful Youth Engagement: Using the Y-VAL
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (EST)
In this webinar, Youth MOVE National will cover the value of youth and young adult participation in advising and decision making at the organizational level, and how the need for a defined set of best practices, and an assessment of the extent to which these are in place, led to the development of the Youth/Young Adult Voice at the Agency Level (Y-VAL) Assessment and Technical Assistance tools.
Presenters will review the eight themes explored in the Y-VAL tool, and explain how these themes can provide a framework for key indicators of meaningful and successful Youth/Young Adult engagement. Examples and take home strategies will be reviewed in each theme. Continue Reading Join us for the next RAISE webinar
WHAT’S NEW FROM RAISE?
In this webinar, Youth MOVE National cover the value of youth and young adult participation in advising and decision-making at the organizational level, and how the need for a defined set of best practices and an assessment of the extent to which these are in place,...read more
Youth development and leadership programming has been recognized as a vital element of a successful transition. This webinar—originally presented on Wednesday, January 16, 2018—discusses the value of youth-led and -driven programming, near peer mentoring, the role of...read more
THE RAISE BLOG
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