PEAL Trainings

Objectives/Description
Participants will be able to:

  1. Importance of providing access to the general education curriculum to ALL students
  2. Methods used to provide access to the general education curriculum across settings
  3. Getting to know each other
  4. Building a Network based on our shared experiences

Minimum time needed:

1 ½ hr

Target Audience:

  • Families
  • Professionals

Objectives/Description
Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify ways that evaluation, IEP and
    progress monitoring can support high
    expectations and access to the general
    education curriculum
  2. Discuss the significance of the Endrew F.
    Supreme Court decision
  3. List strategies for providing access to and
    learning of grade level content for
    students with complex instructional needs

Minimum time needed:

2 hr

Target Audience:

  • Families
  • Professionals

Objectives/Description
Participants will be able to:

  1. Parents will further develop
    communication skills to be heard and
    understood in school settings.
  2. Parents will further develop teamwork
    skills in order to create positive change for
    ALL students in school settings.

Minimum time needed:

1 hr

Target Audience:

  • Families
  • Professionals

Objectives/Description
Participants will be able to:

  1. List and define the key principles of IDEA
  2. Identify the parts of the IEP and the
    importance of each one
  3. Discuss ways that families can provide
    meaningful input throughout the IEP
    process
  4. Prepare a “snapshot” of their child to
    provide input during the IEP meeting

Minimum time needed:

1 ½ hr

Target Audience:

  • Families
  • Professionals

Objectives/Description
Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe Extended School Year and its
    purpose
  2. Identify the factors of eligibility for ESY
  3. List the services that can be a part of an
    ESY program

Minimum time needed:

1 hr

Target Audience:

  • Families
  • Professionals

Objectives/Description
Participants will be able to:

  1. Define friendship – what it looks like, feels
    like, and important qualities
  2. Identify barriers, challenges, and ways to
    overcome them while making friends
  3. Identify places, groups, locations where
    youth might meet and make friends
  4. Identify characteristics of healthy and
    unhealthy relationships or friendships
  5. Identify how to recognize who is and is
    not a friend

Minimum time needed:

2 hr

Target Audience:

  • Youth
  • Young Adults

Objectives/Description
Participants will be able to:

  1. Review the principles and philosophy regarding the importance of friendship development for people with disabilities
  2. Review the design and organization of
    the booklet
  3. Identify possible barriers to friendship
    development
  4. Review and discuss the 3 Guiding
    Principles used in the development of the
    book
  5. Review strategies for active friendship
    facilitation relevant to their role
  6. Generate additional strategies across the 6 Elements of friendship development

Minimum time needed:

1 ½-2 hr

Target Audience:

  • Families
  • Professionals

Objectives/Description
Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe ways in which self-awareness, self-esteem, and positive self-talk relate to healthy relationships
  2. Identify qualities of healthy and unhealthy relationships
  3. Identify scenarios as healthy or unhealthy and discuss strategies to improve unhealthy relationships
  4. Describe ways to set personal boundaries

Minimum time needed:

1 ½ hours

Target Audience:

  • Youth
  • Young Adults

Objectives/Description
Participants will be able to:

  1. To empower families to create meaningful
    changes for students receiving special
    education services
  2. Learn how families have been leaders in
    making change in schools
  3. Explore ways to initiate and support
    change in schools
  4. List and describe the key steps needed for
    effective change
  5. Identify resources to support making
    change

Minimum time needed:

1 ½ hr

Target Audience:

  • Families
  • Professionals

Objectives/Description
Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify how IDEA supports inclusive
    education
  2. Discuss the benefits of inclusive education
  3. Explain the importance of Supplementary
    Aids and Services
  4. Discuss the importance of presuming
    competence in inclusive education
  5. Describe your family’s vision of inclusion
    for your child
  6. List the most important things you will
    share with your child’s IEP team at the
    next meeting

Minimum time needed:

2 hr

Target Audience:

  • Families
  • Professionals

Objectives/Description
Participants will be able to:

  1. Define Speech, Language, and
    Communication
  2. Learn the What, Why, and How of
    Communication, including Assistive
    Technology (AT) and Augmentative and
    Alternative Communication (AAC)

Minimum time needed:

2 hr

Target Audience:

  • Families
  • Professionals

Objectives/Description
Participants will be able to:

  1. Consider systems navigation
  2. Identify service & funding systems
  3. Explore eligibility & unmet needs

Minimum time needed:

1 ½ hr

Target Audience:

  • Families
  • Professionals

Objectives/Description
Participants will be able to:

  1. List the services that PEAL provides
  2. Describe how PEAL educates and
    empowers families, professionals, youth,
    and young adults
  3. Access PEAL resources

Minimum time needed:

½ -1 hr

Target Audience:

  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Youth and Young
    Adults

Objectives/Description
Participants will be able to:

  1. Define “Presuming Competence” within
    the home, school, and community.
  2. Describe approaches to build a path of
    high expectations at home, in school with
    peers, and with community members.
  3. Identify how presuming competence can
    broaden opportunities in all settings.

Minimum time needed:

1 ½ hr

Target Audience:

  • Families
  • Professionals

Objectives/Description
Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the rights and Procedural Safeguards under IDEA
  2. Increase awareness of dispute resolution
    processes and alternative dispute
    resolution
  3. Know where to find information about
    rights regarding school discipline,
    especially suspension and expulsion of
    students with disabilities

Minimum time needed:

1 ½ hr

Target Audience:

  • Families
  • Professionals

Objectives/Description
Participants will be able to:

  1. Define health literacy
  2. Describe importance of health literacy for
    youth
  3. List ways to enhance youth health literacy
  4. Describe strategies youth can use to self-
    advocate about health literacy

Minimum time needed:

1 ½ hr

Target Audience:

  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Youth and Young
    Adults

Objectives/Description
Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify components of self-awareness for
    an individual with a disability
  2. Describe the importance of and how to
    self-advocate for their wants and needs
  3. Identify ways to effectively communicate
  4. Describe how sharing their experience can
    make an impact on others

Minimum time needed:

1 ½ hr

Target Audience:

  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Youth and Young
    Adults

Objectives/Description
Participants will be able to:

  1. Define self-determination
  2. Think about a vision for your future
  3. Identify ways to put vision into action
  4. Create vision statements and vision
    boards
  5. Identify ways to stay motivated and
    focused

Minimum time needed:

1 ½ hr

Target Audience:

  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Youth and Young
    Adults

Objectives/Description
Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the principles of advocacy
  2. Discuss ways to identify and clarify the issue(s)
  3. Explain the advocacy process and strategies for educational advocacy
  4. Define dispute resolution options

Minimum time needed:

2 hr

Target Audience:

  • Families

*this training is also available in Spanish

Objectives/Description
Participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the importance of having a vision
    to guide transition planning
  2. Describe the areas to consider when
    transition planning
  3. List resources to support successful
    transition outcomes

Minimum time needed:

1 hr or 2 hr

Target Audience:

  • Families
  • Professionals

Objectives/Description
Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the differences between eligibility
    for special education in Early Intervention
    and School-Age programs
  2. Understand options for developing an IEP
    as a child transitions from Early
    Intervention to School-Age
  3. Understand the importance of informed decision making in determining
    educational placement

Minimum time needed:

1 hr

Target Audience:

  • Families
  • Professionals

Objectives/Description
Participants will be able to:

  1. The “ins and outs” of the Evaluation
    process, the forms used and how to utilize
    the reports that are generated to identify
    educational needs.
  2. The parts of the IEP and the importance of
    each one
  3. Discuss ways that families can provide
    meaningful input throughout the IEP
    process

Minimum time needed:

2 hr

Target Audience:

  • Families
  • Professionals

Objectives/Description
Participants will be able to:

  1. Define self-awareness and describe the
    importance of youth self-awareness
  2. Discuss why youth should lead their own
    IEP meeting and the benefits
  3. Describe ways that students, families, and
    other adults can prepare for and support
    youth led IEPs
  4. Discuss barriers and challenges in youth
    led IEPs and potential solutions

Minimum time needed:

1 ½ hr

Target Audience:

  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Youth and Young
    Adults

Objectives/Description
Participants will be able to:

  1. List and define the key principles of IDEA
  2. List important facts about the
    Reevaluation process
  3. Identify the parts of the IEP and the
    importance of each one
  4. Discuss ways that families can provide
    meaningful input throughout the IEP
    process
  5. Prepare a “snapshot” of their child to
    provide input during the IEP meeting

Minimum time needed:

2 hr

Target Audience:

  • Families
  • Professionals