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 Parent Centers.
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In this issue of RAISE: The Standard, we explore the unique needs of youth in the foster system, and how to improve outcomes through the transition planning process.
A RAISE Center Webinar in collaboration with REAL Transition Partners.
This “train the trainer” session will provide content information and delivery strategies related to using the materials effectively. Key topics include understanding the value of employment, examining families expectations, building work skills and addressing family concerns. If you are a parent trainer, or if you just want to have better conversations with families about employment, this session is for you.
Date: Monday, Nov 6th, 2023
Time: 3pm-4:30pm ET
February 20, 2024
Upcoming 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.
Join us for this free webinar to learn about the current picture of inclusive higher education in the US, and hear from college students with intellectual disability from around the country, along with educators and family members, to learn how we can “Think Higher. Think College.” together.
Date: Monday, March 18th, 2024
Time: 2pm ET
Learn how to use Transition Discoveries cards to build authentic connections. Explore the pivotal role of strong relationships in empowering families to support their youth through transition with confidence and resilience.
Date: Monday, April 15th, 2024
Time: 2pm ET