National RAISE (Resources for Advocacy, Independence, Self-determination and Employment) Technical Assistance Center
RAISE TA Center works with the seven 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.
The Guideposts for Success
What all youth need to successfully transition to adulthood.
Based on an extensive literature review of research, demonstration projects and effective practices covering a wide range of programs and services, including youth development, quality education, and workforce development programs — the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), in collaboration with the National Collaborative on Workforce Disability for Youth, has identified Guideposts for Success. The Guideposts reflect what research has identified as key educational and career development interventions that can make a positive difference in the lives of all youth, including youth with disabilities.
Recorded Webinars on Youth Related Topics
Getting and Keeping the First Job- 8/28/17
Nutrition is for Everyone Education Workshop for People with Disabilities and their Families-4/3/18
Self-Advocacy is learning how to speak up for yourself, making your own decisions about your own life, learning how to get information so that you can understand things that are of interest to you, finding out who will support you in your journey, knowing your rights and responsibilities, problem solving, listening and learning, reaching out to others when you need help and friendship, and learning about self-determination.
Learning About Self-Advocacy: Speaking Up
Youth in Action! Becoming a Stronger Self-Advocate
Kids As Self Advocates(KASA)
12 Rules for Writing Great Letters(Includes Letter Writing Tips)
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth
Resources on how to find a job, how to advocate for the accommodations you need, and more
Resources on healthcare transition and advocacy for youth with disabilities
Taking care of myself
Resources about advocating for what you need in school and resources about
Students with Disabilities Preparing for Post Secondary Education