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The STANDARD: 8.7, June 2022

In this issue of RAISE The Standard, we look at health, well-being, and how adults can help to empower youth to take charge of their bodies and minds.

The STANDARD: 8.6, June 2022

In this issue of RAISE The Standard, we unpack some of the issues and complexities of a transition to higher education.

The STANDARD: 8.5, May 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so RAISE is taking this opportunity to raise awareness about mental health and related issues, including mental-health-friendly workplaces.

The STANDARD: 8.4, April/May 2022

In this issue of RAISE The Standard, we explore the evolving legal and regulatory landscape, as well as the opportunities for youth with disabilities as the global pandemic enters its third year.

The STANDARD: 8.2, January 2022

In this issue of RAISE The Standard we explore addictions and substance use disorders, and their impact on youth with disabilities.

The STANDARD: 8.1, November 2021

In this issue of RAISE The Standard, we explore the intersection of public benefits, earned income and personal finance, and the complex balance needed to achieve and preserve financial wellness.

The STANDARD: 7.8, October 2021

This issue of RAISE The Standard focuses is focused on real employment. Get ready to learn more about competitive jobs, integrated settings, and real wages. It’s the “gold standard” of transition outcomes for students with disabilities.

The STANDARD: 7.7, August 2021

This issue of RAISE The Standard focuses on emergency preparedness for people with disabilities at home, at work, and at school.

The STANDARD: 7.5, July 2021

This issue of RAISE The Standard focuses on emergency preparedness for people with disabilities at home, at work, and at school.

The STANDARD: 7.4, June 2021

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.

The STANDARD: 7.3, May 2021

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).

The STANDARD: 7.2, April 2021

In this issue of RAISE The Standard, as we collectively mark the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, we focus RAISE on mental health conditions and resources for youth in transition from school to adult life.

The STANDARD: 7.1, March 2021

In this issue of RAISE, we explore beliefs and behavior around inclusion, and how they affect opportunities for employment and advancement.

The STANDARD: 6.7, September 2020

In this issue of RAISE The Standard, we look back at some of the content we have shared with you over the years. As we reflect on the work we have done, and the evidence-based strategies we have shared, we invite our readers to put these ideas into action for positive change.

The STANDARD: 6.5, August 2020

This summer, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turned 30 years old. The first generation of Americans with disabilities has grown into full adulthood under its promises and protections. In this issue of RAISE the Standard, we explore the history and the movement that helped to shape the landscape of the service system for people with disabilities, and look to the steps that young advocates can take to ensure justice and equality for future generations.

The STANDARD: 6.5, July 2020

In this special issue of RAISE, we offer insight, information, perspectives, and data, calling on all advocates to show up as visible anti-racist allies; to learn more about systemic racism particularly as it affects those with disabilities; and to review policies and practices within your organizations through the lens of anti-racism.

The STANDARD: 6.4, May 2020

This month we explore issues related to mental Illness, isolation and Transition
During COVID-19.

The STANDARD: 6.2, March 2020

In this special issue of RAISE The Standard, we explore the COVID-19 pPandemic and its effects on youth with disabilities and the systems that support them..

The STANDARD: 6.1, Jan 2020

Health Care Education and Advocacy: This month we explore issues related to health care and health care-related decision making for youth of transition age.

The STANDARD: 5.9, Dec 2019

Caregivers: This month we explore issues related to caregiving for teens and young adults with disabilities.

The STANDARD: 5.8, Oct 2019

Mobility: This issue focuses on travel training and mobility as a vital component of transition planning, and a door opener to college, career, and community connections.

The STANDARD: 5.7, Sep 2019

Networking & Social Media: In this issue, we explore how youth with disabilities can leverage social media and networking opportunities to help them land a job and position themselves for the next big thing.