RAISE Upcoming Webinars

How Language Can Impact Accessibility and Inclusion   Tuesday, January 19, 2020 2:00pm – 3:00pm (EST) Registration is required ...

Significantly Able to Work: Employment for the Significantly Disabled

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,...

RAISE Summit 2019

RAISE is looking forward to seeing everyone MAY 6, at Hilton University Place in Charlotte, NC, for the 2019 Summit on professional development, networking, and sharing as we work together to improve transition outcomes for young adults with disabilities. RAISE Summit...

Love Because, Never Despite, Disability

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...

Disability and Intersectionality: Not the “Default Disabled Person”

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...

Contrasting Crowns: Redefining Beauty and Disability

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...