Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership Center
Rating: 4.69 stars 29 reviews
Location: 1119 Penn Avenue % Elisabeth Healey Pittsburgh PA 15222 USA
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When my son entered the public school system I wanted to ensure he was included in the regular classroom. I was unaware of the Special Education Laws and my rights as a Parent. The Parent Advisors at PEAL were so helpful in providing me the resoursces to educate myself and be the best advocate for my son. Today my son is included in the regular ed classroom 70% of the time. He is part of the community, he participates in school and comunity activites, he is well knows in our community and accepted by all. He has friends and he is progressing very well. Kai loves school and the school staff has been very supportive and open to our suggestions for my son.
After finding PEAL I was hired as Parent Mentor helping families whose primary language is Spanish. My whole experience with PEAL from the help and training offered to become a better advocate to being hire to work with Hispanic families has been extraordinary and very rewarding.
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Seeing my son being included and accepted in the regular school and his community. And he benefits from these as well as those around, as not those who know him and iteract with him are more compassionate, patient and accepting of others.
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