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The STANDARD: 7.7, August 2021

This issue of RAISE The Standard focuses on emergency preparedness for people with disabilities at home, at work, and at school.

The STANDARD: 7.5, July 2021

This issue of RAISE The Standard focuses on emergency preparedness for people with disabilities at home, at work, and at school.

The STANDARD: 7.4, June 2021

In this issue of RAISE The Standard, we focus on youth empowerment. When youth are empowered, they have the skills, critical awareness, and opportunities to positively impact their own lives and their communities.

The STANDARD: 7.3, May 2021

In this issue of RAISE The Standard, as the second COVID-19 school year comes to an end, many parents and school leaders are asking whether students have met the goals and objectives in their Individual Education Program (IEP).

The STANDARD: 7.2, April 2021

In this issue of RAISE The Standard, as we collectively mark the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, we focus RAISE on mental health conditions and resources for youth in transition from school to adult life.

The STANDARD: 7.1, March 2021

In this issue of RAISE, we explore beliefs and behavior around inclusion, and how they affect opportunities for employment and advancement.

The STANDARD: 6.7, September 2020

In this issue of RAISE The Standard, we look back at some of the content we have shared with you over the years. As we reflect on the work we have done, and the evidence-based strategies we have shared, we invite our readers to put these ideas into action for positive change.

The STANDARD: 6.5, August 2020

This summer, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turned 30 years old. The first generation of Americans with disabilities has grown into full adulthood under its promises and protections. In this issue of RAISE the Standard, we explore the history and the movement that helped to shape the landscape of the service system for people with disabilities, and look to the steps that young advocates can take to ensure justice and equality for future generations.

The STANDARD: 6.5, July 2020

In this special issue of RAISE, we offer insight, information, perspectives, and data, calling on all advocates to show up as visible anti-racist allies; to learn more about systemic racism particularly as it affects those with disabilities; and to review policies and practices within your organizations through the lens of anti-racism.

The STANDARD: 6.4, May 2020

This month we explore issues related to mental Illness, isolation and Transition
During COVID-19.

The STANDARD: 6.2, March 2020

In this special issue of RAISE The Standard, we explore the COVID-19 pPandemic and its effects on youth with disabilities and the systems that support them..

The STANDARD: 6.1, Jan 2020

Health Care Education and Advocacy: This month we explore issues related to health care and health care-related decision making for youth of transition age.

The STANDARD: 5.9, Dec 2019

Caregivers: This month we explore issues related to caregiving for teens and young adults with disabilities.

The STANDARD: 5.8, Oct 2019

Mobility: This issue focuses on travel training and mobility as a vital component of transition planning, and a door opener to college, career, and community connections.

The STANDARD: 5.7, Sep 2019

Networking & Social Media: In this issue, we explore how youth with disabilities can leverage social media and networking opportunities to help them land a job and position themselves for the next big thing.

The STANDARD: 5.6, July 2019

Independence: What does independence mean? It depends on whom you ask. In this issue of RAISE The Standard, we offer perspectives from students, adults, and parents about what independence means to them.

The STANDARD: 5.5, June 2019

Customized Employment and Job Creation: An approach to hiring, retention, and return to work that ties the strengths, conditions, and interests of a job candidate or employee to the business needs of an employer. It provides greater employee satisfaction and productivity, among other benefits, bringing better retention and profitability for employers. It can bring people from diverse populations, including those with disabilities, into the workplace to contribute their untapped talents to businesses.

The STANDARD: 5.4, May 2019

Mental Health Month: More than 44 million adults in the US. report having had a mental health condition during the past year – that is more than 18 percent of the US population or nearly one in five people. This makes psychiatric disabilities one of the most common types of disability covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The STANDARD: 5.3, April 2019

Workplace Safety: In 2014, nearly 5,000 workers were killed on the job, and more than 3.7 million were injured or became ill; and the rate of workplace injury among employees in vocational rehabilitation programs is 60% higher than that of injured workers as a whole.

The STANDARD: 5.2, Feb 2019

Post-secondary Education: In this issue, we look at the topic of post-secondary education for students with disabilities. We explore options and ideas for 2- and 4-year college programs, as well as trade and vocational programs.

The STANDARD: 5.1, Jan 2019

Post-secondary Education: In this issue, we look at the topic of post-secondary education for students with disabilities. We explore options and ideas for 2- and 4-year college programs, as well as trade and vocational programs.

The STANDARD: 4.8, Dec 2018

Technology for Independence: In this issue of RAISE The Standard, we take a look at the role of technology in opening doors to jobs, mobility, communication and independent living.

The STANDARD: 4.7, Oct 2018

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). It’s a great time to raise awareness about disability issues and to celebrate the important contributions of people with disabilities. The theme for 2018 is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All.”