In 2014, SPAN Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN), a parent-led and family-centered non-profit parent training and information center (PTI), was funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) to provide support to Parent Training and Information Centers in helping individuals with disabilities transition into adulthood.
RAISE was funded by a national grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) to provide technical assistance and support to eight (8) RSA PTIs.
New Resources and Quick Access
Plain Language Made It Easy
RAISE and PEATC collaborated to develop this resource guide and video in English and Spanish to assist people in making their documents accessible to everyone.
These resource provide information on how to make printed text the most visually accessible.
- Creating Readable Print Materials explains the rules that will make text readable for everyone, including people with reading, language, or visual disabilities and their families.*
- Creating Readable Text is a video shows how to create readable print material *
Stay Up To Date with RAISE
The Standard Newsletter is the official publication from RAISE.
In this issue of RAISE The Standard, we look at the role of recreation in transition planning.
In this issue of RAISE The Standard, we will explore the challenges within our nation’s disability benefits system, unpack several of the benefits programs offered for people with disabilities, and share ways to maximize them for independence and self-direction.
Sign up for The Standard Newsletter and other useful RAISE resources and information.
Webinars and Events
RAISE hosts a number of engaging and informative webinars and events through out the year. We invite you to join us for professional development, virtual learning, networking and more.
Please join us for a webinar on June 26, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. where we will introduce PATF’s new Family Guide. Money is never easy to talk about but introducing money concepts to our children can be intimidating. At what age do you start? Allowance or not? Need or want?
We will cover how the Family Guide provides easy-to-digest and relatable financial education strategies and tips from parents and families of children with disabilities to parents and families of children with disabilities. The webinar will focus on the big ideas for introducing financial education, anecdotes on what worked (and what didn’t), and provide resources for families.
Date: Monday, June 26th, 2023
Time: 2pm ET
ASL interpretation & Spanish interpretation will be offered!
Presentamos la guía de PATF para familias: grandes ideas para enseñar educación financiera
Acompáñenos en un seminario web el lunes 26 de junio de 2023 a las 2:00 p.m. donde presentaremos la nueva Guía de PATF para Familias. Nunca es fácil hablar de dinero; y presentar conceptos de dinero a nuestros hijos puede ser difícil. ¿A qué edad se empieza? ¿Se les da mesada o no? ¿Necesidad o capricho?
Cubriremos cómo la guía para familias proporciona estrategias y consejos de educación financiera prácticos y fáciles de comprender de parte de padres y familias de niños con discapacidades para padres y familias de niños con discapacidades. El seminario web se centrará en las ideas importantes para introducir la educación financiera, ejemplos prácticos sobre lo que funciona (y lo que no funciona ) y brindará recursos para las familias.
Fecha: lunes 26 de junio de 2023
Hora: 2pm ET
Se ofrecerá interpretación al español y ASL (lenguaje de señas americano)
The National RAISE Center will be hosting its 9th Summit in Charlotte, NC. It will be a time for leadership development, networking and team building.
Location: Hilton Charlotte University Place, Charlotte, NC.
Date: Tuesday, May 16th, 2023 at 9am – 1pm ET
This summit will focus on developing and strengthening relationships with key partners to improve transition outcomes. The sessions will include:
– A Young Adult Showcase
– MPACT Presentation “Walking the Walk: Recommendations for Experience-Focused Transition Programming”
– RSA Parent Centers spotlight
Travel and hotel is at your own expense. We are only covering lunch at the summit.