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.
WHAT’S NEW FROM RAISE?
It has been a few years since the pre-employment requirements went into effect. Now is the perfect time to take a step back and reconsider what the employment services requirements actually are so we can gauge how well VR agencies are implementing them and so we can...read more
Customized Employment and Job Creation: An approach to hiring, retention, and return to work that ties the strengths, conditions, and interests of a job candidate or employee to the business needs of an employer. It provides greater employee satisfaction and productivity, among other benefits, bringing better retention and profitability for employers. It can bring people from diverse populations, including those with disabilities, into the workplace to contribute their untapped talents to businesses. Continue Reading The STANDARD: 5.5, June 2019read more
Mental Health Month: More than 44 million adults in the US. report having had a mental health condition during the past year – that is more than 18 percent of the US population or nearly one in five people. This makes psychiatric disabilities one of the most common types of disability covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Continue Reading The STANDARD: 5.4, May 2019read more
Families play an essential role in assisting youth to make the right choices at the right times based on the right information as they transition to adulthood. This webinar introduces a new resource guide, "The Family Guideposts: Engaging in Youth Transition," which...read more
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Family Guideposts: It Takes a Family for Successful Youth Transition
Wednesday, July 17, 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
THE RAISE BLOG
As an individual with a significant physical disability—requiring the use of a ventilator, power wheelchair, and 24-hour care—it was difficult to identify a career where I could maintain my physical health while being employed full time. In relatively recent history,...read more
Managing Independence March 12, 2019 Growing up with a disability meant a different kind of parent-child relationship than a lot of my friends. My parents were my parents, but until I left for college, they were also my sole caregivers. In some ways, it was great –...read more
There are few stories told in TV shows and movies about people like me in romantic relationships, and those stories that are told rarely paint being with someone like me as desirable. Me Before You is perhaps the most extreme depiction of this type, painting...read more
by Cori Frazer When I was initially asked to write about intersectionality in the context of disability, I was excited. Intersectional disability justice is incredibly important to me. But the more I thought about it, I wondered where I could add to the fantastic work...read more
When I was little, I did not know of anyone who was like me to which I could aspire. I do not want that to be the case for others; I desire to be that role model for girls growing up today. I have grown up with multiple disabilities. Disability is a part of who I...read more