webinars

RAISE hosts webinars for the RSA PTIs, individuals with disabilities and their families, and for our partners. Recordings of the webinar are available here and on our YouTube page. Each webinar is accompanied by a PowerPoint slide deck, a list of relevant resources, and other handouts for use by participants. Click on any title below to view that webinar in more detail.

Creating Content: How to Engage Youth and Families Webinar- Sept 19

During this fun and engaging session, Katy Albert will train you on the best practices of social media engagement and creating social media content that will captivate and activate youth and families. The session will include a Q&A with Erin Thomson, Youth Advocate for Change committee member and Communications Consultant.

The webinar has the following objectives:
1. Educate attendees on best practices for social media content.
2. Showcase how social media content can be created to engage with, educate, and activate followers.
3. Empower attendees to get the most out of their efforts on social media.

Presenters: Katy Albert, VP, Blender Inc. and Erin Thomson, Youth Advocate for Change committee member and Communications Consultant

Date: Monday, Sept 19, 2022
Time: 2pm ET

ASL interpretation & Spanish interpretation will be offered!

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8th Annual RAISE Summit Building new relationships in our new reality

The National RAISE will be hosting its first in-person Summit since 2019 on June 24 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Join us as we explore new research on important relationships for successful outcomes regarding youth engagement, RSA parent center efforts, and more.

Date: Friday, June 24
Time: 9am-3pm
Lunch will be provided

This summit will focus on developing and strengthening relationships with key partners to improve transition outcomes.

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Connection and Community: A social media guide to enhance engagement- Feb 28, 2022

During this fun and engaging session, Katy Albert will give you the tools to take your social media presence to the next level. The session will include a review of the rise and roles of social media, an overview of best practices and platform accessibility, and more.

Date: Monday, Feb. 28, 2022
Time: 2pm ET

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Reimagining Advocacy: Promoting an Authentic Transition to Adult Life – Nov 15, 2021

Aligning advocacy activities with an often-changing transition landscape can be a challenge for parent training professionals. Providing effective supports to families requires moving away from traditional compliance-based strategies and moving towards an approach that treats transition as a very human, lifespan activity. This webinar will highlight various ways parent advocacy professionals can adjust and improve their transition supports to families, including examining the pitfalls of systems-based thinking, weaving transition into a continuum of advocacy services, and using a lifespan approach to help families embrace transition sooner. Continue Reading Reimagining Advocacy: Promoting an Authentic Transition to Adult Life – Nov 15, 2021

ACCESSIBILITY 101- Sept 20, 2021

Professionals and organizations are continuing to make strides in working with youth instead of around them. In support of this movement, RAISE has developed a second series of toolkits meant to provide Parent Center professionals with a framework for how to approach programming centered in youth empowerment. Continue Reading ACCESSIBILITY 101- Sept 20, 2021

A Framework for Individual Youth Empowerment- April 19, 2021

Professionals and organizations are continuing to make strides in working with youth instead of around them. In support of this movement, RAISE has developed a second series of toolkits meant to provide Parent Center professionals with a framework for how to approach...

Tips and Tricks for Creating Accessible Content- Feb. 16, 2021

2020 has shown us that the virtual learning is not going anywhere any time soon. So, web content accessibility is more important than ever. There are some tricks of the trade that can improve the accessibility of content you create today using Microsoft Office Suite,...

How Language Can Impact Accessibility and Inclusion- Jan. 19, 2021

We all want the families and youth that interact with our PTI's to feel welcome and included. One of the ways to create a welcoming and inclusive environment is to use language that is accessible, easy to understand, and culturally aware. During this webinar you will...

Webinar: Parent Centers and Pre ETS Across the Country

Join with other parent center representatives for this webinar. Hear strategies for success and discuss how to address challenges as we all work to build collaborative Pre-ETS relationships and assure positive outcomes for youth and families. Previously...

Webinar: The Foundations of Youth Engagement and Parent Centers

Developed by Youth Move and RAISEThere are so many opportunities to implement youth engagement activities and incorporate youth voice into every facet of an organization, it can be hard to know where to start. This toolkit will help you find a starting place, identify...

Webinar: The Family Guideposts–Engaging in Youth Transitions

Families play an essential role in assisting youth to make the right choices at the right times based on the right information as they transition to adulthood. This webinar introduces a new resource guide, "The Family Guideposts: Engaging in Youth Transition," which...

Webinar: Smart Homes Made Simple

This presentation focuses on defining and learning about "smart home" technology and how these devices can be integrated into home and work environments to enhance independence, safety and quality of life. Funding resources for the acquisition of smart home devices...

Webinar: The Makings of a Beautiful Relationship-VR and PTI Centers

This webinar discusses 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...

Webinar: Breaking Barriers-Reaching the Hard to Reach

This webinar, originally presented on February 13, 2018, explores creative models and best practices for parent centers seeking to reach families that have historically been under-served. Representatives from each of the four parent centers comprising the New York 1...

Webinar: Family Support in Post Secondary Education

This webinar looks at positive ways that families can help support their youth with disabilities in post-secondary education opportunities. Youth and families both need to adjust to the new experience of post-secondary education and it is important to know the major...

Webinar: Developing Financial Capability Among Youth

Developing the capacity to manage financial resources effectively is an important part of preparing for adulthood. Families have significant influence over youth’s financial knowledge and can assist them in practicing money management and decision making skills. Learn...

Webinar: Resiliency–Finding Your Inner Strength

This NAPTAC Webinar: "Resiliency–Finding Your Inner Strength" from February 22, 2017 was presented in partnership with RAISE. Presenter: Sacheen Smith NAPTAC Website: www.naptac.org