Events & Summits



RAISE Summit 2019


Please join us MAY 6, with a RAISE Board meeting on MAY 7, at Hilton University Place in Charlotte, NC, for professional development, networking, and sharing as we work together to improve transition outcomes for young adults with disabilities.

Hilton Charlotte University Place
8629 J M Keynes Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina

Register for the event here: Summit 2019 Registration.

Be sure to check back for the schedule of presentations.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

This year, the RAISE Summit will precede NTACT’s Capacity Building Institute for Interdisciplinary State Teams, May 7–9, 2019, at the same locale. You can register for NTACT at the following link:

For more information, please contact:
Maria Rodriguez
(862) 214-2813

Join us for the next RAISE webinar

Enhance Authentic and Meaningful Youth Engagement: Using the Y-VAL

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.


Brie Masselli
Youth Program Director at Youth MOVE National

Alice Topaloff
Operations Coordinator at Youth MOVE National


The RAISE Center’s Advisory Partnership consists of 21 board members, including self-advocates, disability activists, the seven RSA-funded PTIs, and professional partners. They give feedback on RAISE work and materials and are active in the product development work groups. This partnership meets on quarterly conference calls, attends annual face-to-face summits and meetings, working together on an ongoing basis to provide TA to those who need it.

Past summits are listed below, with accompanying materials provided for reference.

♦ RAISE Summit 2018

Click above for all documents, links, and other resources pertaining to the 2018 RAISE Summit in Orlando, FL, in conjunction with APSE.

♦ RAISE Summit 2017

Click above for all documents, links, and other resources pertaining to the September 2017 RAISE Summit in East Rutherford, NJ.

♦ RAISE Summit 2016

Click above for all documents, links, and other resources pertaining to the May 2016 RAISE Summit.