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?
In this issue of RAISE The Standard, we look back at some of the content we have shared with you over the years. As we reflect on the work we have done, and the evidence-based strategies we have shared, we invite our readers to put these ideas into action for positive change. Continue Reading The STANDARD: 6.7, September 2020read more
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 series of toolkits meant to provide Parent Center professionals with a framework for how to approach...read more
This summer, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turned 30 years old. The first generation of Americans with disabilities has grown into full adulthood under its promises and protections. In this issue of RAISE the Standard, we explore the history and the movement that helped to shape the landscape of the service system for people with disabilities, and look to the steps that young advocates can take to ensure justice and equality for future generations. Continue Reading The STANDARD: 6.5, August 2020read more
Join with other parent center representatives for this webinar. Hear strategies for success and discuss how to address challenges as we all work to build collaborative Pre-ETS relationships and assure positive outcomes for youth and families. Previously...read more
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How Language Can Impact Accessibility and Inclusion
Tuesday, January 19, 2020
2:00pm – 3:00pm (EST)
We all want the families and youth that interact with our PTI’s to feel welcome and included. One of the ways to create a welcoming and inclusive environment is to use language that is accessible, easy to understand, and culturally aware. During this webinar you will learn what accessible and inclusive language is, how to use it, and tips for creating content that promotes engagement and understanding from all people.
During the session participants will learn:
The difference between person-first vs. identity-first language
What fonts and reading levels are considered accessible.
How to simplify content to make it easier to understand.
Presented by Everett Deibler, RAISE Center Youth Coordinator. Everett has his MA in Special Education and Human Development for George Washington University and currently works as a Learning Specialist with a focus on Accessibility at Lehigh Carbon Community College.