PEAL NEWS 2016
06 Sep
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Why Your Vote Matters

When we hear comments like, “How could my vote do anything?” we, the PEAL Center, have a moment of disbelief. Our Youth Director, Josie Badger, lists her reasons why democracy is not a spectator sport. If persons with disabilities want to influence policies and change public perceptions about the abilities of persons with disabilities then […]

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07 Aug
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Family Leadership Institute Comes to Philadelphia

You are invited to participate in a Family Leadership Institute, offered at no cost to families by the PEAL Center, and our partners – the Medical Home Initiative, Research for Human Development & Philadelphia Department of Health, Division of Child & Family Health. All the details are included below. Call or email with any questions! […]

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24 May
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Quick Five! 5 Questions with PEAL’s F2F Coordinator Kelly King

Quick Five! is a series from PEAL where we ask a member of staff five questions about their work at the PEAL Center. Today we hear from Kelly King. What is your main role as the F2F Coordinator for the PEAL Center? I educate and assist families who have questions or concerns related to their children and […]

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24 May
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PEAL’s Parent Advisor Named Chair of the Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP)

Philadelphia, PA — Diane Perry, PEAL’s Parent Advisor based in the Philadelphia Office, has been named the new Chair for the Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP). The SEAP is a panel that works to improve special education in Pennsylvania. Diane has been a key member of the education and advocacy communities for over 25 years. […]

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10 Apr
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Sensory Friendly Event with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents their fourth annual Sensory Friendly concert entitled “Imagination Destination!” on Saturday, April 14th at 2:30pm in Heinz Hall. This is a family-friendly, welcoming program with creative interactive pre-concert activities produced by our cultural partners. This is an opportunity for families to spend time together and to enjoy a concert with your […]

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28 Mar
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Quick Five! 5 Questions with PEAL’s Parent Advisor Diane Perry

Quick Five! is a new series from PEAL where we ask a member of staff five questions abut their work at PEAL. Today we head to Philadelphia to talk to Parent Advisor Diane Perry. Read our last Quick Five! interview with Kelley Hollis here.  What is your main role as a Parent Advisor at the […]

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01 Mar
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Quick Five! 5 Questions with PEAL’s Intake Coordinator, Kelley Hollis

Quick Five is a new series from PEAL where we ask a staff member five questions about their work at PEAL. Today we stopped by the desk of PEAL’s Intake Coordinator, Kelley Hollis. Here’s what she said: What’s your main role as the PEAL Center’s Intake Coordinator?  I am the first point of contact for anyone […]

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09 Feb
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PA Deaf-Blind Project

Deaf-Blindness is a condition of a combined vision and hearing loss, requiring specific instructional strategies that address the presence of both sensory impairments. Under a federal grant, administered through the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN), the Pennsylvania Deaf-Blind Project offers a variety of training, technical assistance, and resources to assist educators and families […]

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