This article was originally published February 2018 and updated January 2020. What is ESY? Extended School Year services, or ESY, are special education and related services, such as therapies, provided to a child with a disability when the school or preschool program is not normally in session, for example, during summer or holiday breaks. Some […]
The latest graphic from Kristin Weins, an educator, inclusion coach, and author of My Gratitude Jar, lists the best practices for quality teaching. Check out the graphic below. What would you add to the list? Please feel free to share the graphic. You can download it for free HERE.
Deaf-Blindness is a condition of a combined vision and hearing loss, requiring specific instructional strategies that address the presence of both sensory impairments. Under a federal grant, administered through the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN), the Pennsylvania Deaf-Blind Project offers a variety of training, technical assistance, and resources to assist educators and families […]
Project MAX, an educational initiative to increase learning opportunities for students with complex needs across PA, is in its final year! For the last five years, the PEAL Center and Hispanos Unidos para Niños Excepcionales (HUNE) have worked together with PA Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) to learn and share the tenets of MAX, […]
Families are the best advocates for their children with disabilities and special health care needs. PEAL Parent Advisors assist parents and other caregivers by: — Helping them understand their rights — Reviewing IEPs and other documents to assist families to provide meaningful input — Sharing resources about an issue or concern — Connecting families with […]
Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP) has an Election Day Hotline for voters with disabilities who encounter problems at their polling place. You may call the Hotline between 7:00 AM and 8:00 PM. DRP Election Day Hotline: 717-839-5227 or email: [email protected] If you cannot reach Disability Rights Pennsylvania on Election Day, call the Election Protection Hotline: 1-866-687-8683. […]