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In the Heart of Community Everybody Belongs

Happy Fall! That means I am deep in the throes of planning the 33rd annual PEAK Parent Center Conference on Inclusive Education being held February 14-15, 2019 at the Denver Stapleton Renaissance Hotel. My name is Deana Heisler and I am the Events Coordinator at PEAK. As I began planning for our upcoming conference I stumbled on to the “conference vault,” which, if it weren’t electronic, would have that old library smell! It holds years and years of conference memoriesRead more

Back-to-School: Now What?

Students across the state have been in school for a month, maybe more depending on where you live. Sometimes it takes a while for the school to recognize the needs of your unique child or student, but as you settle in to the new routine they become more apparent. Are you or your child experiencing any bumps in the back-to-school road? One service PEAK offers to Colorado families is parent advising in spanish, english, and even arabic. Our trained parentRead more

New Job Opportunities

PEAK is excited to announce that we have two open positions! We are looking for two individuals with a passion for inclusion to join our team. Do you value PEAK’s work? Want to work everyday to ensure that all people with disabilities are included in their neighborhood schools, communities, employment, and all walks of life? 1. Alternative Dispute Resolution Project Coordinator. In this position you will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing PEAK’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Project. You willRead more
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Celebrating PEAK: Highlights From Our Annual Fundraiser

On Thursday September 13th, PEAK celebrated its Annual Fundraiser at the Pro-Rodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs. The evening featured live music from UCCS student musicians, a spoken-word performance from poet activist LeDerick Horne, and a silent auction, all culminating around this year’s theme: “An Inclusive Tomorrow Starts Today.” The evening’s activities notably featured the presentation of the inaugural PEAK Allies for Inclusion Awards, presented to three extraordinary individuals: former Colorado State Senator Irene Aguilar, UCCS Assistant Professor ofRead more
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Where’s PEAK?: A Look at PEAK Activities & Events

With the autumnal equinox just days away signs of fall are everywhere in Colorado. You might be thinking about the optimal time to plan an afternoon drive or picnic to see the Aspen leaves make their transition from green to yellow to brilliant shades of orange and red. In the morning you may have your heater on as you commute to work or drop the kids off at school. In the afternoon you switch over to the AC; Colorado fallRead more

A Week at PEAK - Friday

The PEAK Editorial Team presents: "A Week at PEAK" in which we will give you an extra special sneak PEAK into our new office space at 917 East Moreno Ave., spotlighting our incredible staff members and innovative projects! Stay tuned every day this week to meet a new member of our staff and hear about their journey to PEAK as well as their impact on families across Colorado. In wrapping up our "Week at PEAK" series, please meet Deana HeislerRead more

A Week at PEAK - Thursday

The PEAK Editorial Team presents: "A Week at PEAK" in which we will give you an extra special sneak PEAK into our new office space at 917 East Moreno Ave., spotlighting our incredible staff members and innovative projects! Stay tuned every day this week to meet a new member of our staff and hear about their journey to PEAK as well as their impact on families across Colorado. Happy Thursday! To continue our "Week at PEAK" series, we invite youRead more