Inclusive Education Conference to Be Held in Washington, PA on March 29

On March 29 the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh at the Meadow Lands in Washington, PA will be the site of PEAL’s 6th annual conference on inclusive communities. Registration is now open online at or by calling the PEAL Center at 1-866-950-1040 to request a conference brochure. Parents of children with disabilities, family members and persons with disabilities are eligible for reduced rates.

Join parents of children with disabilities, educators and agency personnel and choose from six strategy-packed sessions plus a keynote by Christi Kasa, University of Colorado and Julie Causton-Theoharis, Syracuse University. Participants will leave each session with a wealth of practical tools, strategies and information. Topics include: Achieving Inclusion: Living an Inclusive Life; Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms; Perspectives on Dyslexia; and Understanding the Components of a Social Skills Program.

In addition to attending the keynote and breakout sessions, participants can support future PEAL parent trainings by purchasing tickets at the event for a basket auction.

The Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership (PEAL) Center was established in October 2005 as a 501c3 organization of parents of children with disabilities reaching out to assist other parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs and professionals. Funded under the Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), PEAL is a parent training and information center (PTI) serving 43 counties in central and western Pennsylvania with a focus on education and community supports. Additional funding from US Department of Health supports the statewide Family to Family Health Information Center (F2FHIC) at PEAL to provide training and information on healthcare issues for families.

This is the sixth annual conference. Previous conferences have drawn more than 400 parents, educators and youth with disabilities.

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