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.
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In this issue of RAISE The Standard, we focus on youth empowerment. When youth are empowered, they have the skills, critical awareness, and opportunities to positively impact their own lives and their communities.
In this issue of RAISE The Standard, as the second COVID-19 school year comes to an end, many parents and school leaders are asking whether students have met the goals and objectives in their Individual Education Program (IEP).
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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.
Transition in this Brave New World: Please join us on June 21st and June 28th for professional development, networking, and sharing as we work together to improve transition outcomes for young adults with disabilities.
Day 1: Monday, June 21
2:00pm- 4:00pm ET
Day 2: Monday, June 28
2:00pm- 4:00pm ET
Professionals and organizations are continuing...
The RAISE Blog
From an “insider’s” perspective, our blogs feature articles from Director, Josie Badger and occasional guest bloggers on transition-related issues.
It is ironic how, as a person who has lived with a physical disability since birth, one can become so accustomed to being taken care of his whole life. For a time, it is as if the world, from an individualistic standpoint, consists only of facilities, caregivers,...
Approximately 10 years ago, I began my career as an educator in Reading, PA. It was quite an exciting first day that turned into four amazing years of growth. My students, who are now adults (ahh!) taught me a ton about life, and challenged me to be the best I could...
The Disability Agenda Could Bring Unity to A Fragmented Society In senior government class in high school and then in political science in college, I know that I read about the Constitutional Convention and I probably even read some of the Federalist Papers. I...