The PEAL Center
Helping Families of Children with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs
412-281-4404 (Pittsburgh)
215-567-6143 (Philadelphia)
866-950-1040 Toll Free
412-281-4409 TTY

About PEAL

How We Help


The PEAL Center helps families and individuals with disabilities in a variety of ways:

  • Parent Advising: Parent Advisors are available to answer questions and provide information regarding special education in Pennsylvania for families and professionals throughout the state of Pennsylvania. In addition, our Family to Family Health Information Parent Advisor assists families with health-related concerns statewide.
  • Trainings: The PEAL Center staff offers face-to-face and online trainings and workshops on topics of interest to families and professionals.
  • Newsletters & Publications: PEAL distributes a quarterly Newsletter to help families and professionals stay informed on topics related to education, healthcare, and inclusion. We also have developed numerous publications that help educate families and professionals on various aspects of educational advocacy.
  • Annual Conference: The PEAL Center hosts an annual statewide inclusion conference featuring national experts in the areas of education, inclusive practices, and special health care needs.