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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09 Feb
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Families to the MAX (F2MAX)

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, […]

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09 Feb
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PEAL Helps PA Families Navigate Health Care Systems

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 […]

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09 Feb
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See New Possibilities with a Parent Advisor

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 […]

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28 Nov
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On Giving Tuesday, Support Pennsylvania Families

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 […]

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17 Nov
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You Shop. Amazon Gives with AmazonSmile

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 […]

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01 Nov
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Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Starts Today

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 […]

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