PEAL will be hosting and posting webinars through the time of social distancing. Please check back onto this page for updates on upcoming webinars and to view the recordings when they are available. 

May 28th 2020 Summer Survival Tips Webinar

Hear how you and your family can survive your summer:

  • Planning for ESY and Best Practices
  • Healthcare & Telehealth Reminders
  • Summer Virtual Activities for Youth

Below are the resources we shared in the webinar.

"Know Your Rights" Disability Voting Rights Webinar

Information about Voting, the dates are regarding the Primary Election in June 2020, but information is relevant for all elections

  • NEW – Vote by mail
  • Registration and Eligibility
  • Key Deadlines
  • Accessibility
  • Right for assistance

Below are the resources we shared in the webinar.

April 16th 2020 Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) while Learning from Home

There are supports that students use at school that may be needed at home, while families are supporting distance learning to the best of their ability. IEP teams, which include families, should be reviewing the supports and services that are provided at school. Specially Designed Instruction(SDI) is an important part of the IEP. This webinar provides ideas for “virtual” strategies for how to bring SDI into your home and help your child find success while learning virtually.

April 7th 2020 The Big Three Accessibility Features Across Platforms

The purpose of the webinar was to raise awareness about features of the technology that students are using already that could be helpful for learning virtually. We did not intend to provide deep instruction of how to utilize the features during the webinar. Instead, we hope you were able to take away one or two things that might be helpful for the learners you support so that you can explore them further.

If you look at the PowerPoint handout, there are many links that you can click on that will take you to more in-depth information about different topics and step-by-step instructions. You can also access the additional handouts, which have specifics to each different platform (such as Windows, Google Chrome, Mac, iOS, etc.) and how to access the different accessibility features that are already part of the platforms.

If you hear or see something that you think may be helpful, and you are unsure of how to access it on the device that you or your child is using, you can reach out to your IEP team, school, or Intermediate Unit. If you need assistance with this, contact info@pealcenter.org, and we will be able to help guide you in the right direction. You can also email Scott directly at scott.dougherty@aiu3.net and he can help point you directly to specific information for help.

April 2nd 2020 Updates for Families – Learning at Home

The PEAL Team continues to gather and organize key information for families.

This week’s webinar focused on:

  • Highlighting new guidance from PDE
  • Setting priorities for learning at home
  • What’s working for families and students
  • Parent training needs for virtual learning
  • Questions and Concerns

Below are the resources we shared in the webinar.

March 25th 2020 Webinar-Questions Answered for Families During Time of Uncertainty

We understand that families have fears about regression, skill loss, behavior and other topics. PEAL Center broadcasted a webinar to share more detail about steps families can take during the school closure to monitor their child’s progress, to gather information and questions from families and to share resources.