Project MAX, an educational initiative to increase learning opportunities for students with complex needs across PA, is in its final year! For the last five years, the PEAL Center and Hispanos Unidos para Niños Excepcionales (HUNE) have worked together with PA Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) to learn and share the tenets of MAX, […]
Many people know PEAL for our work with families, youth and young adults related to understanding rights and inclusive education – but PEAL has another role that may surprise you! The PEAL Center has served as Pennsylvania’s Family-to-Family (F2F) Health Information Center since 2007. As the F2F, PEAL helps families, youth and young adults who […]
Families are the best advocates for their children with disabilities and special health care needs. PEAL Parent Advisors assist parents and other caregivers by: — Helping them understand their rights — Reviewing IEPs and other documents to assist families to provide meaningful input — Sharing resources about an issue or concern — Connecting families with […]
Juanita has a goal in her IEP about increasing her reading skills. She has made good progress on this goal but after the summer break, some of the progress is lost. It takes 6 weeks into the new school year until her skills are back to where they were at the end of the last […]
There’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday… and then there’s Giving Tuesday, an international day of giving. This year, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are matching donations to nonprofits on Facebook dollar for dollar. This year, we want to raise $1000 to provide families in Pennsylvania with the tools and resources they need […]
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the PEAL Center every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the […]
Today, November 1st, begins the first day of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA enables you to purchase health insurance at a rate that is affordable to you. The ACA is still law; benefits and consumer protections are still in place. Note, you may still have to pay a penalty if […]
October 4, 2017 – The PEAL Center’s Executive Director, Jeannine H. Brinkley, and Intake Coordinator, Kelley Hollis, went on WPXI Talking Pittsburgh to discuss the PEAL Center’s services as well as the 6th Annual Inclusion Awards. Watch the video below.