PEAL NEWS 2016
06 Sep
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Voters with Disabilities Guide to Election Day

Before you vote in the next election, learn more about voting in Pennsylvania. This guide will examine the options available to help voters with disabilities vote privately and independently. To vote in the United States you must answer “yes” to three questions: 1) Are you an U.S. citizen? 2)  Will you be 18 years or […]

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PEAL NEWS 2016
06 Sep
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Logan’s Vote | A Mother’s Story of Her Son’s Voting Experience

This article is written by Lorie Brew, PEAL’s Families-to-the-MAX Coordinator in Eastern PA. My son Logan has not missed voting in an election since he registered at the age of eighteen, nine years ago. In the last few years Logan has become increasingly independent; navigating his neighborhood with confidence. Logan takes his right to vote […]

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PEAL NEWS 2016
06 Sep
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Q&A (Dear Cindy) | First Time Voters

Dear Cindy: [For this installment Cindy has tapped our friend Paul O’Hanlon, Esq., an expert in disability rights, who is answering four questions from first-time voters with the hope that by addressing these concerns everyone will feel confident in their right to vote privately and independently in the upcoming election.] Q: I don’t want to vote […]

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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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