Rising Above | RAISE Program

Airdate: October 2020

CPRF, a nationally recognized advocate, in a recent report noted that low employment rates of individuals with disabilities pose a continuing problem for society, individuals with disabilities, and employers. These individuals, the report notes, have the same desires and needs for job and career satisfaction as their counterparts without disabilities. Yet, barriers to employment deny them the opportunity to achieve those outcomes. And barriers to employment prevent employers from discovering and benefiting from the talented individuals who have disabilities. In Maitland, Florida, the RAISE program is working to create a win-win solution for society, individuals with disabilities, and employers by helping employers and the community recognize abilities and embrace the inclusion of special employees.