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The National Resources for Advocacy, Independence, Self-determination and Employment (RAISE) Technical Assistance Center works with the eight (8) 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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RAISE Upcoming Webinars

A Framework for Collective Youth Empowerment
Mon, May 17
02:00 PM EDT

Professionals and organizations are continuing to make strides in working with youth instead of around them. In support of this movement, RAISE has developed a second series of toolkits meant to provide Parent Center professionals with a framework for how to approach programming centered in youth empowerment. This webinar will take a look at combining previous frameworks and discussing how to support collective youth empowerment as well as strategies for utilizing them as you develop programming at your own agencies and organizations.

Register here!

We will provide captioning, interpretation to Spanish and ASL.

Presented by Ali Hrasok, MA

Ali Hrasok graduated from Widener University with her Masters in Psychology and is currently working in post-secondary education. While her degrees are in Neuroscience and Psychology, she has spent her post-graduate career in the education field. Ali is most passionate about creating environments for students with meaningful inclusion and high expectations. Aside from her work, she continues to support the growth of a statewide network of youth-led, youth-driven groups within the Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network (PYLN).

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