Pennsylvania was one of three states to participate in an initiative sponsored by CADRE, the National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education. PEAL collaborated with the Office of Dispute Resolution’s (ODR) ConsultLine, HUNE, and Mission Empower to create resources that will help provide families access to special education information. Learn more below. PEAL Center […]
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. […]
Pittsburgh, PA (May 21, 2018) – PEAL Center is co-hosting two events with the Local Task Forces on the Right to Education for Allegheny County (LTF2 & 3). Join us for two opportunities to meet with Ann Hinkson-Herrmann, Director, Bureau of Special Education, PA Department of Education. Ms. Hinkson-Herrmann will give an update on the […]
April 4, 2018 — PEAL Center is hosting five networking dinners and webinar showings in April and May 2018. PEAL will be showing the Leadership is a Journey: A Series for Youth Self- Advocates webinar series from Family Voices: National Center for Family and Professional Partnerships and Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN). The webinars are […]
Pittsburgh, PA: February 15, 2018 Jeannine H. Brinkley, Executive Director, PEAL Center attended the 2018 Women’s Executive Leadership Event “Own Your Success: Perspectives from Leading Women” at The River’s Club in Downtown Pittsburgh. The event was hosted by University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. The event was an opportunity to meet […]
December 13, 2017 – Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership (PEAL) Center is pleased to announce our collaboration with Coatesville Area School District and The Arc of PA’s Include Me Initiative to bring you a one day conference in Eastern PA. Join us and learn about the ways that schools can increase learning for all students, […]
Make sure that you and your family are covered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare). Open enrollment goes until December 15th. You can apply for coverage here: https://www.healthcare.gov/ Please feel free to reach out to the PEAL Center with any questions.
Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP) has an Election Day Hotline for voters with disabilities who encounter problems at their polling place. You may call the Hotline between 7:00 AM and 8:00 PM. DRP Election Day Hotline: 717-839-5227 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org If you cannot reach Disability Rights Pennsylvania on Election Day, call the Election Protection Hotline: 1-866-687-8683. […]
October 8, 2017 – Jeannine H. Brinkley, Executive Director of the PEAL Center, was interviewed by Orlana Darkins Drewery, host of the SHYNE Network Radio Show on WAMO 100.1 FM. The SHYNE Network Radio Show is Pittsburgh’s connection to events, topical interests, issues and movers and shakers in the city. On the show Jeannine discussed […]
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.