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The PEAL Center and KidsVoice invite you to: Special Education For Foster and Kinship Families


Are you a foster family, grandparent or other family member raising a child with a disability? Two virtual sessions for all foster families in Pennsylvania trying to navigate the special education system. The following topics will be discussed:

  • Role of Foster/Kinship Parent and Educational Decision Maker

  • Early Intervention

  • Special Education/504 Identification & Programming

  • Truancy & Discipline

  • Q&A with staff attorney from KidsVoice

Tuesday, August 15th 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (LIVE Session) or Thursday, August 17th 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Pre-recorded with LIVE Q&A) Register Educación especial para familias de acogida, adoptivas y con parentesco ¿Es usted familia adoptiva, abuelo ó algún otro miembro de familia encargado de una persona con discapacidad? Dos sesiones virtuales para familias adoptivas en Pensilvania aprendiendo a navegar el sistema de educacion especial. Se discutirán los siguientes temas:

  • Función de padres adoptivos/parentesco y la toma de decisiones educativas

  • Intervención temprana

  • Educación especial, identificación de programa 504

  • Asistencia, absentismo escolar y disciplina

  • Sesión de preguntas y respuestas con personal legal y abogado de KidsVoice

Martes 15 de Agosto 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Inscripción Still time to register for our Summer Splash Series! The time to sharpen your advocacy skills! Make a splash in the upcoming school year. All one-hour trainings are from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EST) Attend all three or the one that fits your needs and schedule:

  • Does My Child Need an Early Intervention Evaluation? Tuesday, July 11th

  • Let's Talk About Transitioning from Preschool to Kindergarten Wednesday, July 19th

  • IEP Essential Thursday, July 27th

Register Feria de Verano Este verano, embarque en nuestra jornada del mundo de educación especial. Descubra nuevas maneras de navegar los desafíos y recolecte herramientas que le beneficiarán a velar por los mejores intereses de su familia. Todas las sesiones son de 12:00 p.m. a 1:00 p.m.

  • Naveguemos el Proceso del IEP (I) Jueves, 6 de Julio

  • Naveguemos el Proceso del IEP (II) Miércoles, 12 de Julio

  • ¡Eche el ancla con sus derechos! Jueves, 13 de Julio

  • ¡Navegue a todo vapor! Jueves, 20 de Julio

Inscripción Medicaid and CHIP Renewal The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced new flexibilities to help keep Americans covered as states resume Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) renewals. These flexibilities were spelled out in a letter to governors, urging them to minimize avoidable coverage losses among children and families. “Nobody who is eligible for Medicaid or CHIP should lose coverage simply because they changed addresses, didn’t receive a form, or didn’t have enough information about the renewal process,” emphasized HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. Learn more about PA's CHIP program Learn more about Medicaid Eligibility from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project U.S. Departments of Education and Justice release resource on Confronting Racial Discrimination in Student Discipline On May 26, ED's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division (Justice) jointly released the “Resource on Confronting Racial Discrimination in Student Discipline.” The departments recognize and appreciate school administrators, teachers, and educational staff across the nation who work to administer student discipline fairly and provide a safe, positive, and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all students, teachers, and other educators. Additionally, the Department’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), Office of Safe & Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Centers released a series of fact sheets on how school leaders and members of school communities can support students' social, emotional, behavioral, and academic well-being and success.


Virtual Coffee Meet Ups Every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Starting July 26th Are you trying to figure out life after high school? Looking for other people going through the same things? We can help! Join the PEAL Youth Leadership Team for virtual coffee and connect with resources and people navigating the same waters. Register to Join PEAL's Youth Virtual Coffee Meet Ups July's PA Transition Tidbits is out! Check out information about Transition Skills to Teach Kids at Home, the Transition YOUTH Tip of the Month, and upcoming conferences and events in PA. Read July's PA Transition Tidbits

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