Technology for Independence: In this issue of RAISE The Standard, we take a look at the role of technology in opening doors to jobs, mobility, communication and independent living.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). It’s a great time to raise awareness about disability issues and to celebrate the important contributions of people with disabilities. The theme for 2018 is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All.”
Health Care Transitions: With planning and support, youth can gain self-care and independence as they engage in their own wellness, learn how to manage medication and treatment, and learn about options for health insurance coverage to make sure they stay healthy and empowered.
DIVERSABILITY: Disability, Pride & Identity: Are you “autistic” or “a person with autism?” Are you “a person with an intellectual disability” or “intellectually disabled?” Are you “deaf” or “a person who is deaf?” Is “disability” a bad word?
Transition to Civic Engagement: As Americans, “we the people” all have a right AND a responsibility, to be part of our democracy. This issue of RAISE The Standard is focused on the transition to civic engagement for youth with disabilities.
Considering Careers in the Arts: Whether you are an aspiring artist or just an art lover, there is no limit to imagination and creativity. A career in the arts –visual arts, music, dance, theater, perfrmance – can be hard, but for those with the drive and ambition, it should not be overlooked as a transition outcome.