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11th Annual Inclusive Communities Conference 

We All Have a Voice: When We Raise Them Together We Are Stronger

We are hosting our conference again this year in conjunction with State Representative Dan Miller's 4th Annual Children & Youth Disability & Mental Health Summit. When you register you will be taken to an Eventbrite page for Rep. Miller's Summit and PEAL's Conference.

If you would prefer to register by mail please download, complete and mail this form to the PEAL Center (2325 E Carson St., Ste. 100A, Pittsburgh, PA 15203)

See who's presenting at this year's conference (Click on the images below): 


10th Annual Inclusive Communities Conference 

Recipe for Inclusion: We All Bring Gifts to the Table

Thank you for making this conference a huge success! Check out presenter handouts and slides below.
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Click the biographies to get to know this year's speakers.

About the Conference: 

The PEAL Center hosted its 10th Annual Inclusive Communities Conference, Recipe for Inclusion: We All Bring Gifts to the Table, in conjunction with Dan Miller's 3rd Annual Children & Youth Disability & Mental Health Summit. This year's conference featured local and national experts in the areas of education, inclusive practices, transititions to adult life, special health care needs, and legislative policies.

Our Keynote speaker, Torrie Dunlap, addressed how we can help others in our community shift from the problems to the possibility and adopt an inclusive mindset with her talk on the Promise & Possibility of Inclusion. View Torrie's Keynote: 

2016 Conference Handouts and Presentations:

2015 Common Ground: Creating a Community Where All Belong

2014: Great Expectations: The Power of Presumed Competence

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