The RAISE team works with the seven Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)-funded PTIs to develop and disseminate information and resources that increase their capacity to serve youth and young adults with disabilities and their families.

The CPIR is proud to partner with the RAISE Center (Resources for Access, Independence, Self-Advocacy and Employment).

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Check out RAISE’s Newsletter, Blog, and Webinar archives below

The Family Guideposts–Engaging in Youth Transitions: Specific action steps that parents and other adult caregivers can take to support their youth in transition across five key areas of their lives to maximum independence and success in adulthood

Enhance Authentic and Meaningful Youth Engagement – Using the Y-VALHow the Y-VAL tool and themes provide a framework for key indicators of meaningful and successful Youth/Young Adult engagement

The Art of Youth Development and Leadership Programming Development: Youth-led and -driven programming, near peer mentoring, and the role of an adult ally

Smart Homes Made SimpleHow “smart home” technology enhances independence, safety, and quality of life

The Makings of a Beautiful Relationship-VR and PTI Centers: Parent Training and Information Centers, VR, and programs and policies about transition and employment

VR and Post-secondary Education–Understanding and Overcoming the Obstacles: VR agency’s willingness to pay for post-secondary education and strategies to overcome obstacles

Breaking Barriers-Reaching the Hard to Reach: Explores creative models and best practices for parent centers seeking to reach families that have historically been under-served

Technology & Social Media: Best practices: data for reporting, dashboards for organizing, and visually interesting social media pages

Resiliency–Finding Your Inner Strength: This NAPTAC Webinar from February 22, 2017 was presented by Sacheen Smith in partnership with RAISE.

Disability Disclosure Decisions: Data, best practices, and personal accounts on the multifaceted realm of disability disclosure

IDEA & Transition: Transition as it relates to IDEA, Plan Development, and person-centered services