Why Paid Work Experience is Important to Students with Disabilities


Presentation by Mary Hartley, Executive Director of the Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership (PEAL) Center Thursday, October 13 · 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. During this presentation, we will discuss: Your seamless transition to adulthood – planning for transition led by students The proof - students who work before they leave high school; inclusion in school and community, and impact on employment Letting Go - Start as early as possible letting go (for parents); independent (supported) transportation, volunteerism, work-based learning & most &hellip read more

Future Planning Conference

Allegheny Intermediate Unit 475 E Waterfront Dr., Homestead, PA, United States

Sessions: Keynote Presentation: National Study “Future Financial Planning for People with Disabilities - What’s Working and What’s Not” Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts- Savings Options for Future Planning Decision-Making Options - Guardianship, Power of Attorney, Supported Decision-Making Charting the LifeCourse as a Model for Future Planning Life Beyond High School - Planning for Transition from School The Financial Empowerment Center - A Resource to Empower Families to Plan for Their Financial Future October 25, 2022 8:00 AM - 3:45 PM ALLEGHENY INTERMEDIATE UNIT 475 &hellip read more

Sensory Friendly Hour at Phipps Conservatory

Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens 700 Frank Curto Drive, Pittsburgh, PA

Families are invited to enjoy a peaceful walk through the Conservatory with sensory-friendly activities.

Safety and Social Media Webinar


Using the internet and social media can be a great way to connect with friends and family, provide a platform for learning and explore our world from anywhere. How do you do it safely and teach those you care for to do so as well? Together we will create a space to answer your questions on how people can safely navigate our ever-expanding virtual world safely and begin the discussion about how to respond if that space becomes unsafe.

Those who attend will 
Build awareness of overall internet safety and how use the internet safely and responsibly
Learn how promote internet safety using a team model with their family
Identify ways of responding to cyberbullying, digital abuse, and other unsafe situations that may arise on social media or the internet.

Late Diagnosis Autism Support Group Meeting


Virtual support group meeting for adults diagnosed on the autism spectrum later in life. This meeting is open to people who believe they are autistic, and don't know where to turn for help. Register Here

Back to School (Two) Power Hour


Students with disabilities are not excluded from discipline at school, but there is a process that must be followed. From 6:30 to 7:30 Micheal Connolly will discuss school suspension and expulsions.