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Belonging: Being Accepted No Matter What

At PEAK we are honored to work with families and youth that call us, come through our doors, or meet at workshops and conferences. PEAK is touched by the success that families who work with us create for themselves after gaining the tools needed to successfully navigate systems and situations. We are driven by the work we do because of the results that families report to us. Read about one family’s experience: “Before Parker was born, I dreamed of theRead more

It’s coming...The Ultimate Experience in Inclusive Education

November is here and if you follow us on social media or read our blog on a regular basis you know that we’ve been busy planning for our 33rd annual Conference on Inclusive Education. We are happy to announce that the registration link is open! Join PEAK as we gather for the ultimate experience in inclusive education! The 2019 conference “Within the Heart of Community Everybody Belongs” will be held February 14-15, at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel in Denver,Read more

Diversity and Acceptance: A Youth Perspective

Today we offer a blog post from the unique perspective of our guest contributor, Mohammad Alhefzi, a local youth with a disability who also acknowledges his cultural diversity. Hello, my name is Mohammad but I prefer to call myself Hamoudi, and I am 10 years old. I am a happy boy who enjoys playing with other kids and I love water activities. I love music and dancing. I am a handsome boy with pretty thick, hair and I have tonsRead more

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
April 25, 2018 - 6:00pm

The Arc of Larimer County

1721 W Harmony Rd #101

Ft Collins, CO 80526

Advocacy 101

Explore effective strategies to help prepare for school meetings and advocate for your child.

May 10, 2018 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm

Arc of Pueblo

2705 Vinewood Lane

Pueblo, CO 81005

Join PEAK Parent Center during this three-part series of trainings for families and educators that focus on Improving Individualized Education Pla

March 15, 2018 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm

Rawlings Library

100 E Abriedo Avenue

Pueblo, CO 81004

Join PEAK Parent Center during these three-part series of trainings that will help EVERY IEP team member resolve conflicts to improve outcomes for

Learning Disabilities, Teacher Training, and ESSA in Colorado

By Debbie Campbell, Understood.org Parent Fellow for the National Center for Learning Disabilities ( ncld.org ) When I started my career as a long-term substitute teacher, I was placed in a special education classroom. I really didn’t know how to work with children with disabilities because my training program didn’t focus on special education. I had to learn on the job, with limited supports from the school. It’s been 16 years, and I’m no longer a teacher, but my experienceRead more

Take Control of Your Future: VOTE in Your Local Election

Election Day is coming up on November 7, 2017 and we are excited to share information and tips about voting for people with disabilities and their families. En Español: Derecho al Voto de los Individuos con Discapacidades ; y Regístrate para Votar . If you are an educator interested in informing your students about the importance of voting, check out this article, Rock the Vote , from Teaching Tolerance! In every election season it is extremely important for all eligibleRead more

Make Your Voices Heard: Proposed Changes to Medicaid

Within the next five days, the United States Senate is expected to propose major changes to Medicaid funding. Parents of children with disabilities have been expressing to us their concerns that changes to Medicaid funding will have a significant impact on the families and self-advocates that PEAK Parent Center serves. Your voice is important. Here are some things you can do to pay close attention to information that is being released. Things are happening quickly. Information could be released asRead more

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