Welcome to the web page for the RAISE Summit 2018!

Please join us for professional development, networking, and sharing as we work together to improve transition outcomes for young adults with disabilities.

Here you will find all the information you need for this event. We are looking forward to seeing everyone soon.

Summit Outcomes

  • Understand changes in legislation, the potential effects, and ways to advocate for change
  • Discuss ways to address the problems with the juvenile justice system and youth with disabilities
  • Learn what other RSA PTIs are doing in their states


Monday, June 25, 2018, 9 am–4 pm

This year’s Summit will be held at:

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
1000 West Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Note that the RAISE Summit will precede the 2018 National APSE Conference, June 26-28, at Disney Coronado Springs Resort. RAISE is immensely grateful to APSE for their support, and we hope that people can attend their conference after the Summit concludes. More information on the APSE event is available at apse.org/2018-national-conference.


Register at this link: eventbrite.com/e/annualraise-summit-2018-tickets-42764751523. There is no registration fee for additional staff to participate; however, your organization will be responsible for the costs of meals, travel, and accommodations. DEADLINE: May 18.

Hotel Reservation Link

$169/night—The room rate is available for stays between June 18 and July 6. Feel free to add on a few days and make a vacation out of the trip! The room rate is $100 off the regular price and, as this is a peak travel time, rooms at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort are difficult to get if not part of a block. Rooms are limited and are first come first served. To attain this rate, reservations must be made on or before May 18, 2018: aws.passkey.com/event/49259815/owner/70576/home.

Transportation from and to Airport

Disney provides its “Magical Express” complimentary motorcoach transportation to and from Orlando International Airport to select Walt Disney World Resort hotels, with complimentary luggage delivery. This booklet provides more information about the shuttle.

Summit Presenters & Presentations

Dara Baldwin

Judith Gross

Ron Hager

Tami Schwindt

Connie Zienkewicz

Presenter bios are available here.