And what a year it's been! Here's a recap of everything RAISE produced this year. Check out the links and catch up on everything good and informative you might have missed.
The 2019 RAISE Summit and Board Meeting
This year,  RAISE coordinated with the NTACT's Capacity Building Institute for Interdisciplinary State Teams. The Summit was held on May 6, at the Hilton University Place, in Charlotte, NC. Access all the agenda items from this great event.

The RAISE Standard Newsletter
The Standard published several informative issues this year on useful and interesting topics including Post-secondary Education, Workplace Safety, Mental Health, Customized Employment & Job Creation, Independence, Networking & Social Media, and  Mobility. Look for our final 2019 issue (coming soon) on Caregivers and Transition.

RAISE Webinars
RAISE presented several well-attended webinars on the following topics: Youth Development & Leadership Programming, Youth Engagement Using the Y-VAL, Family Guideposts & Youth Transitions, Pre-employment Transition Services with WIOA, and Family Guideposts & Youth Transition. Recordings of the presentations are available, along with slides and handouts for viewing anytime.

RAISE added more resources from and for our RSA-PTI partners, parent centers, and families on existing topics and added an extensive new page on Apprenticeship Resources .

The RAISE Blog
The RAISE blog featuring several guest bloggers on several excellent, personal stories: Disability & Intersectionality; Love; Independence; Employment for the Significantly Disabled; the Dignity of Risk; Advocacy & Loving Yourself ( Part 1 & Part 2); Career Discovery; Housing; Living up to Expectations; and Parenting Disabled (will be available to read December 10).
Naughty or Nice?

Nice, please!! Your feedback is crucial to RAISE being able to focus the TA we provide Parent Centers in 2020. This year, we've asked Santa for your participation in the following needs assessment survey to help direct RAISE activities in 2020: RAISE Needs Assessment 2020. To avoid lumps of coal in your stockings, please complete it no later than Monday, December 23.