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

PEAL Staff

Ana Pacheco

Ana Pacheco, Parent Advisor
Ana Pacheco is an accomplished disability and education rights advocate. Ana lead the movement for inclusion of the Latino community in intellectual disability services and resources. She coordinated the Latino Project for statewide trainings and outreach for the PA Partnership Training for People with Disabilities and Family Members. In 2009 Ana was appointed by the Governor to a second term for the State Advisory Panel in Special Education. She is a Special Advisor for Elwyn SEEDS (Special Education for Early Development Success) of Philadelphia for the Parent Partnership Program. Ana joined the PEAL Center in Philadelphia as a Spanish-speaking Parent Advisor to support families statewide whose first language is Spanish. Ana has a son, Joel, who received special education from the SDP and graduated in 2010. Through her daily support and direct care of Joel, Ana became an accomplished disability and education rights advocate.