Providing technical assistance to support youth and young adults with disabilities and their Families during Transition

 

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About RAISE

In 2014, SPAN Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN), a parent-led and family-centered non-profit parent training and information center (PTI), was funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) to provide support to Parent Training and Information Centers in helping individuals with disabilities transition into adulthood.

RAISE was funded by a national grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) to provide technical assistance and support to eight (8) RSA Parent Centers.

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Getting on the Same Page: Helping Families and Youth to “Think College”

Join us for this free webinar to learn about the current picture of inclusive higher education in the US, and hear from college students with intellectual disability from around the country, along with educators and family members, to learn how we can “Think Higher. Think College.” together.

Date: Monday, March 18th, 2024
Time: 2pm ET

Upcoming Webinars and Events

RAISE hosts a number of engaging and informative webinars and events through out the year. We invite you to join us for professional development, virtual learning, networking and more.

10th Annual RAISE Summit- July 25th, 2024 St. Louis, Missouri  “Let’s do nothing about us without us”

The National RAISE Center will be hosting its 10th Summit in St. Louis, Missouri. It will be a time for leadership development, networking and team building.

Location: Crowne Plaza, St. Louis Airport (11228 Lone Eagle Drive, Bridgeton, MO, 63044)

Date: Thursday, July 25th
Time: 9am – 4pm

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This summit will focus on developing and strengthening relationships with key partners to improve transition outcomes. The sessions will include:

A Young Adult Showcase
RSA Parent Centers spotlight

Travel and hotel is at your own expense. We are only covering lunch at the summit.

Transition Discoveries: Your Voice. Your Story. Your Future

Learn how to use Transition Discoveries cards to build authentic connections. Explore the pivotal role of strong relationships in empowering families to support their youth through transition with confidence and resilience. 

Date: Monday, April 15th, 2024
Time: 2pm ET

ASL and English-Spanish interpretation will be provided.