Lunch & Learn: Hit the Ground Running for a Successful School Year
Join us on the 2nd Thursday of the month for each topic:
October 14th 12:00-1:00 PM, Understanding the Reevaluation Process
November 11th 12:00-1:00 PM, Section 504 Plans
December 9th 12:00-1:00 PM, Extended School Year
Need assistance in registering or have questions? Contact PEAL at 866-950-1040 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PEAL's New Resources for Families!
Check out PEAL's latest resources, What is a Family Resource Specialist? and How Can PEAL Help You? Share these with families and other community groups that you are connected with. Below you can find all the languages we have the resources available in.
These resources are also available on our Families page on our website.
We Want To Hear From You!
PEAL wants to know what’s happening so we can provide:
New or additional support & training you need
Education for people who make policy decisions
Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 12:00 - 1:30 PM Thursday, November 4th, 2021 5:30 - 7:00 PM Saturday, November 6th, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM These Sessions are only for Parents & Family Caregivers. The pandemic has been one of the biggest issues affecting education and healthcare. That may not be your issue now, but whatever it is, we want to hear from you! Together we can try to find solutions to get you the support you need. Join us at one of these sessions to share how can PEAL help you! Space is Limited! View the flyer for this event.
COVID-19 and IDEA: Guidance for Students with IEPs from the Department of Education
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service has recently come out with a new guidance, "Return to School Roadmap: Development and Implementation of Individualized Education Programs in the Least Restrictive Environment under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act," which notes the priorities of equity, flexibility, creativity, and engagement with families during this school year.
The guidance also reaffirms that families should contact their local parent training and information centers (PTIs), for which the PEAL Center serves as Pennsylvania's, for additional support in understanding IDEA.
PEAL will be sharing more information about this guidance and other important and timely information on our Facebook page.
To read the full guidance, click here.
Calling all young people ages 14-21!
Every Thursday at 12:00 pm on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/95790302310
Weekly topics will focus on self-advocacy and awareness, alternating with leadership development.
This week’s topic is: Leadership Skills Session
If you need accommodations, please email email@example.com.
PEAL Youth Development Trainings
Every Other Friday, beginning October 15th, 2021 from 12:00-1:00 pm on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/95790302310
Topics will focus on self-advocacy and awareness topics, including building healthy relationships and friendships.
Self Advocates United as 1 (SAU1) October Events
Join SAU1 for their October events! They are hosting "Let's Speak Up!" October 5th and 13th at 1 to 2:30pm and "How's Covid Going for YOU?" on October 19th at 10:30 to 11:30 am. Learn more about these events and register on their website.