Events & Summits
Upcoming Webinar: The Makings of a Beautiful Relationship: Vocational Rehabilitation and Parent Training and Information Centers
National RAISE Technical Assistance Center and National Disability Rights Network invites you to join this webinar:
The Makings of a Beautiful Relationship: Vocational Rehabilitation and Parent Training and Information Centers
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
2:30pm – 4:00pm (EST)
This webinar will discuss three relationships between Parent Training And Information Centers and their state’s Vocational Rehabilitation. These partnerships have discovered and implemented multiple programs and statewide policies that have improved transition and employment outcomes for youth with disabilities.
- Discuss the unique and positive relationships between VR and PTIs
- Identify creative funding opportunities
- Explore creative ways to improve transition outcomes for youth
- Alison Lowenthal is the State Transition Coordinator at the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR).
Angela Lindig is the Executive Director of the Idaho Parents Unlimited (IPUL).Carrie Ragsdale is the Program Coordinator for Project STELLAR at MPACT.Beth Schaffner is the Director for the Shift Transition Project at PEAK, which provides technical assistance to CO, AZ, UT, NM.
IPUL and VR have collaborated through the Idaho Interagency Council on Secondary Transition, developing a transition action plan and a statewide Institute in November 2018. They have also created the Work of Art program, using the arts to engage local businesses in supporting students in developing job skills for employment via paid work.
- MPACT will share how it is able to provide hundreds of youth, their families and individuals who support them with valuable resources, education and support through partnerships with our VR via 18 Regional Transition Networks statewide.
- PEAK works with its state partners to support working relationships with their state VR agencies to improve transition outcomes.
Materials will be made available.
The RAISE Center’s Advisory Partnership consists of 21 board members, including self-advocates, disability activists, the seven RSA-funded PTIs, and professional partners. They give feedback on RAISE work and materials and are active in the product development work groups. This partnership meets on quarterly conference calls, attends annual face-to-face summits and meetings, working together on an ongoing basis to provide TA to those who need it.
Past summits are listed below, with accompanying materials provided for reference.
Click above for all documents, links, and other resources pertaining to the 2018 RAISE Summit in Orlando, FL, in conjunction with APSE.
Click above for all documents, links, and other resources pertaining to the September 2017 RAISE Summit in East Rutherford, NJ.
Click above for all documents, links, and other resources pertaining to the May 2016 RAISE Summit.