2018 is Nearly Over!

Here’s a recap of everything RAISE produced for the RSA-PTIs this year. Check out the links and catch up on everything good and informative you might have missed.

The 2018 RAISE Summit and Board Meeting

This year’s event was a great success! Held June 25, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, RAISE coordinated with the APSE conference for an all-around excellent week! Get all the handouts, presentations, and other documents from this great event.

The RAISE Standard Newsletter

The Standard published several informative issues this year on useful and interesting topics including Technology for IndependenceSoft SkillsSupported Decision-MakingCareers in the ArtsTransition to Civic EngagementDisability Pride & IdentityHealth Care Transitions, and National Disability Employment Month.

RAISE Webinars

RAISE presented several well-attended webinars on the following topics: Reaching the Hard to ReachVR and Post-secondary EducationVR and PTI Centers, and Smart Homes. Recordings of the presentations are available, along with slides and handouts for viewing anytime.


RAISE makes a wide variety of resources on the following topics available to our Partners, Parent Centers, and Families: Cultural CompetencyEducationEmploymentHealth & WellnessIndependent LivingLaws, Policies, Rights & RegulationsPost-secondary Education/Training Programs; and Youth Development.

The RAISE Blog

The newest enhancement from RAISE this year was the addition of a blog. Featuring articles written by people with disabilities, including RAISE Co-Director Josie Badger and several guest bloggers, these articles touch on subjects both personal and often unspoken. Check out the fascinating first-hand accounts of topics such as TransitionFitting InDisability and #MeToo, Parts 123, & 4InclusionAccess to Employment; and Medical Science & Identity.

Happy New Year!

RAISE looks forward to 2019 with new resources, events, and information we can bring to you all. Wishing everyone a wonderful new year in advocacy, and all the best to you and your families, whether they be blood relatives or the communities you create with your hearts.