Welcome to RAISE!

The National Resources for Advocacy, Independence, Self-determination and Employment (RAISE) Technical Assistance Center works with the seven (7) Rehabilitation Service Administration (RSA)-funded Parent Training & Information Centers to develop and disseminate information and resources that increase their capacity to serve youth and young adults with disabilities and their families.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Join us for the next RAISE webinar

Enhance Authentic and Meaningful Youth Engagement: Using the Y-VAL
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (EST)

In this webinar, Youth MOVE National will cover the value of youth and young adult participation in advising and decision making at the organizational level, and how the need for a defined set of best practices, and an assessment of the extent to which these are in place, led to the development of the Youth/Young Adult Voice at the Agency Level (Y-VAL) Assessment and Technical Assistance tools.

Presenters will review the eight themes explored in the Y-VAL tool, and explain how these themes can provide a framework for key indicators of meaningful and successful Youth/Young Adult engagement. Examples and take home strategies will be reviewed in each theme. Continue Reading Join us for the next RAISE webinar

THE RAISE BLOG

Managing Independence

Managing Independence

Managing Independence March 12, 2019 Growing up with a disability meant a different kind of parent-child relationship than a lot of my friends. My parents were my parents, but until I left for college, they were also my sole caregivers. In some ways, it was great –...

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Love Because, Never Despite, Disability

Love Because, Never Despite, Disability

There are few stories told in TV shows and movies about people like me in romantic relationships, and those stories that are told rarely paint being with someone like me as desirable. Me Before You is perhaps the most extreme depiction of this type, painting...

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Contrasting Crowns: Redefining Beauty and Disability

Contrasting Crowns: Redefining Beauty and Disability

When I was little, I did not know of anyone who was like me to which I could aspire. I do not want that to be the case for others; I desire to be that role model for girls growing up today. I have grown up with multiple disabilities. Disability is a part of who I...

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