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PEAC works to promote education that includes all children by providing individual technical assistance, advocacy, and supports to families; assisting institutions of higher education better prepare teachers to effectively teach all children; and influencing and supporting schools, policymakers, and the community to effectively implement inclusive practices and policies. We are a partnership of parents, educators, related professionals and others who believe that children of all backgrounds and abilities should be successfully educated together in their neighborhood schools within the general education curriculum.
Annual Meeting and Patricia J. Creegan Award for
Excellence in Inclusive Education
The Annual Meeting took place on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the PaTTAN office in King of Prussia. The guest speaker was Pat Amos who presented on "Why Inclusion Works: From Middle School Science to Neuroscience." The Patricia J. Creegan Award is given annually in recognition of the life and work of its namesake, a founding member of Pennsylvania’s Education for All Coalition (PEAC). Patricia J. Creegan, M.S.W. was a passionate advocate for the true inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of life as well as an educator, family member, and friend. “Trish” lived her life helping others as well as teaching people to help others, but sadly her life was cut short in 2009 after a valiant fight against cancer. This year the award went to Dr. Brian Berry and was presented at the Annual Meeting.
THE AUTISM PUZZLE, Fitting the Pieces Together
Sponsored by Neumann University with Elwyn and PEAC
Saturday, April 20th
Autism is a disorder that currently affects 1 in every 88 children born in the United States. In the decade of the 90’s, this disorder grew by 137% while the U.S. population grew at only a 13% rate. This disorder has no known cause or cure. It is a mysterious and complex disorder affecting diverse people and families. Finding solutions for the challenges of autism can be difficult. There are many areas to investigate. It frequently takes a variety of people and a combination of interventions to work together to create solutions.
The conference was a great success as we addressed the challenges facing the many people who are assisting with the care of children and young adults with autism, so that they can lead fuller, more complete lives. Click here for the conference brochure.
IEP Clinic and Workshop on Relationships
Between Parents and Professionals
The IEP Clinic and workshop will be co-hosted by PEAC and the Delaware Country Right to Education Task Force and will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU). This free event will pair parents of children receiving special education services with experts to work one on one to improve thier child's IEP. The workshop will provide information on how to work more collaboratively with IEP team members.
*Registration is open. Call PEAC at 267-232-0570 or email Jen Schrad
Please share our fliers widely. For the Clinic flier, click HERE
For the Workshop flier, click HERE