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Looking for a meaningful opportunity? Join us and work with young people with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who support them. We’re hiring for roles in Individual Assistance, Training, and Finance. Check out PEAL's employment opportunities on our website at

Sean Barron: Autism from the Inside Out and the Outside In

April 21st 5:00-6:30 pm
Evening Keynote Speaker Sean Barron, Author and Journalist

Sean Barron is the author of two books, “There’s a Boy in Here” co-written with his mother, Judy Barron, and it was initially published in 1992 and “The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships”, co-authored with Dr. Temple Grandin, 2006. Sean is a news reporter and photojournalist for The Youngstown Vindicator and Tribune Chronicle.

All Are Welcome to attend this PEAL Center Family Leadership Institute Keynote!

Disability & Behavior: Preventing School Discipline, Punishment & Segregation - Practical Support for Families
For the education of family caregivers and professionals on rights, supports, services, protections. Receive resources and solutions from experts. Know the law, how to work with schools and providers.
April 19th, 2022 1:00pm
School Age 
April 20th, 2022 1:00pm
Early Childhood

Intersectionality: The Many Parts of You

Sometimes it feels like people define us by only one label, but we know we are more complex than that! Join us to discover how everyone is made up of many different identities and the unique YOU is at the intersection of them all!

March 24, 2022
10am – 11am: Click Here to Attend
4pm – 5pm: Click Here to Attend

Presented by PEAL Center and Youth Move PA

A Young Person’s Guide to Mental Health and Self-Care

March 31, 2022

12pm- 1pm: Adult & Staff Training

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Training will be for adults & staff members to attend

4pm- 5pm: Youth & Young Adults

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Training will be run during the YMPA Thrive for HOPE Support Group for youth & young adults between the ages of 16-29

Learning Objectives

  • Define mental health and its importance in your life
  • Share research and evidence-based practices about youth mental health
  • Participate in a self-care practice that prioritizes mental health
  • Learn about how you can implement mental health in your IEP/ Transition Planning

Presented by the PEAL Center and Youth Move PA

How to talk to your children about conflict and war: 8 tips to support and comfort your children

Check out this article from UNICEF about how to talk to your children about conflict and war, they offer some tips on how to approach the conversation with your child and to provide them with support and comfort.

Calling all young people ages 14-21!

Come join PEAL's Youth Team very Thursday at 12:00 pm on Zoom at

Weekly topics will focus on self-advocacy and awareness, alternating with leadership development.

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