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Remembering Our Treasured Colleague Kelley Hollis

Kelley Hollis
PEAL celebrates the life and light of Kelley Hollis. Kelley joined the PEAL Center in 2015 and has been a vital part the organization. Kelley was likely the first person you interacted with when you called the PEAL Center. She dedicated her life to service. She was a great friend and colleague. We will miss Kelley and the compassion she brought to everyone she worked with and supported at the PEAL Center.
COVID Compensatory Services webinar, image with partner logos

COVID Compensatory Services (CCS): Moving Beyond the Impact of COVID-19

A Virtual Informational Webinar for Families of Children with Disabilities

August 19th, 2022
12:00 - 1:15PM ET
Zoom Webinar (Register here:
or stream on PEAL's Facebook

How to move beyond the impact of COVID?
Join Carole Clancy, Bureau Director at the Pennsylvania Department of Education to learn about the most recent changes to guidelines, as well as implementation for COVID Compensatory Services (CCS) for families and professionals statewide.

This information will serve to support students with disabilities and families to move beyond the impact of COVID.

This webinar will be presented to you for free by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, in collaboration with the PEAL Center, HUNE, Mission Empower and the ARC of Pennsylvania.
Register Here
Come Join Our Team!

Join PEAL's Team!


Coordinator West- Youth Training and Leadership

This position works with PEAL staff and other organizations to develop and deliver PEAL youth training and leadership development activities. This position is 25 hours per week.

Learn more and apply at:

New Guidance Helps Schools Support Students with Disabilities and Avoid Discriminatory Use of Discipline

Una nueva orientación ayuda a las escuelas apoyar a los estudiantes con discapacidades y evitar el uso discriminatorio de la disciplina

New guidance has been released from the federal Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) that helps public schools fulfill their responsibilities to meet the needs of students with disabilities and avoid the discriminatory use of student discipline.
As stated by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, "Too often, students with disabilities face harsh and exclusionary disciplinary action at school. The guidance we’re releasing today will help ensure that students with disabilities are treated fairly and have access to supports and services to meet their needs – including their disability-based behavior."  
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Aprende Más

TRAIL 4.0: Improving The Landscape

The Women and Girls Foundation, with support from Family Values At Work and UPMC is inviting people to apply to TRAIL 4.0: Improving The Landscape. Register by August 10 to join them for an in-person training and celebration September 10-11 in Harrisburg (all-expenses-paid). Through the months of September and October they will work together to help the disability community and allies learn about the candidates and be prepared to rock the vote. They will also have a wrap up watch party on November 8th.
Register Here

PA Transition Tidbits

Check out PA Transition Tidbits Updates and Events - August 2022 by The Pennsylvania Community on Transition
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