Lorie Brew is the PEAL Center’s Project MAX Coordinator for the Eastern Pennsylvania. Much of Lorie’s knowledge about disability-related issues come from individuals with disabilities themselves, families who support someone with a disability, as well as her own personal experience of raising a child with Autism. Lorie is dedicated to the principles of Project MAX, which are presuming competence and leading change in the education system towards inclusive settings. Through Project MAX Lorie supports a statewide parent network based on its principles. Lorie has two adult children and lives in Philadelphia with her husband Wayne. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and Human Services.