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Fast Facts: Discipline Guidance in Schools

November 8, 2922 at 12pm
Join PEAL for a virtual session to learn practical and fast facts about the new federal guidance on discipline in schools. On July 2022, the U.S. Department of Education announced the release of new guidance from its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) to help public elementary and secondary schools fulfill their responsibilities to meet the needs of students with disabilities and avoid the discriminatory use of student discipline.

Join us to discuss topics such as:
  • What does the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) say about disciplining a child with an IEPs or a 504 Plans?
  • How do I advocate for appropriate practices regarding disciplining my student with disability?
  • Can my child be disciplined if their behavior is a result of her disability?
  • My child does not have an IEP, but has been having behavior trouble in school lately, can they be evaluated by the school?

21 and Able Project, Powered by United Way Upcoming Webinars 

Transition from High School
Thursday, 10/27/22, 12-1:30 pm “Transition Discoveries”

Join Erin Weierbach, Statewide Youth Empowerment Coordinator for the PEAL Center and Project Coordinator for the George Washington University Transition Discoveries Project. Erin will will guide you to through Transition Discoveries and answer your questions and take your ideas, even get you involved!
  • Learn all about strength based transition planning
  • Discover data tools to make positive change for transition in your own school & community
  • Learn how to navigate the website to support your own transition or for someone you care about
Youth & Families – Questions & Ideas about Transition!
Wednesday, 11/9/22, 6-7:00 pm

Youth and parents will gather with PEAL staff and experts to discuss all aspects of Transition and work together to get you the answers you need and support your ideas.
Register Now for one or all events

A PA ABLE Savings Program account gives individuals with qualified disabilities (Eligible Individuals), and their families and friends a tax-free way to save for a wide range of disability-related expenses while maintaining government benefits. The state and federal tax-free investment options are offered to encourage Eligible Individuals and their families to save private funds to support health, independence, and quality of life. To help you learn about the important features and benefits of PA ABLE, the Pennsylvania Treasury Department is hosting free webinars. Some of the topics that will be discussed include: eligibility requirements for opening a PA ABLE account, the federal and state tax benefits of PA ABLE, and how PA ABLE account interacts with current benefits.

Register here for Oct. 19, 2022 from 12 to 1 p.m. for Disability Employment Awareness Month

Register here for Nov. 9, 2022 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Register here for Dec. 7 from 10 to 11 a.m. 

Philadelphia Interagency Coordinating Council (PICC) Calendar of Events 2022-23 

For information on all events, please contact Jen Fischer at
  • Lead Agency Meeting 11/16, 1/18/23, 3/15, 5/17, 7/19 10am to 11:30am virtual via Zoom
  • Meet and Greet 02/15/2023 1pm-2:30pm Elwyn ELS North/NW 4170 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19144
  • Meet and Greet 04/19/2023 TBD Elwyn ELS West 5548 Chestnut Street Phila, PA 19104
  • Annual Retreat 08/07/2023 10am-12:30pm TBD

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Read about college disability services, adaptive fashion, National Disability Employment Awareness Month and more! 

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