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February 9, 2017 - 8:00am to February 10, 2017 - 5:00pm

The Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel, 3801 Quebec Street, Denver, CO 80207

February 9-10, 2017
Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel
Denver, Colorado

PEAK Parent Center is very grateful for the support we receive from our donors, the community, and you who are a part of the PEAK family. We are able to do the work we do because of your generosity, and we want to share with you some highlights of PEAK’s work from January to March 2016! PEAK is excited about the new work we are doing with youth and thought it would be a great area to focus on forRead more
November 4, 2015 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm

Lakewood High
9700 W 8th Ave
Lakewood, CO 80215

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Back to School Webinar Series

This Fall, PEAK's Parent Training and Information Project hosted a Back to School webinar series! The webinar series was attended by families and educators from Colorado and beyond, and was tremendously well received by all participants! So, we wanted to be sure you had access to the archives and the resources shared! Click on the links below to access the recording from each webinar as well as additional resources shared during the webinar! Accessibility note: all of the links belowRead more
February 25, 2016 - 8:00am to February 26, 2016 - 5:30pm

Renaissance Denver Hotel
3801 Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80207

PEAK's Conference is for Everyone! 

Negotiation, By Steve Taylor

This article, originally prepared in 1979 and republished in 2000, is still very relevant to the work that families, self-advocates, and systems-change leaders engage in on a daily basis. Enjoy, and please take a moment to learn more about the author at the end of this blog post. Negotiation, By Steven J. Taylor Short-term/Long-term You can use negotiations to work for either short-term or long-term change. Short-term change usually means helping one or a small number of people without radicallyRead more

A New Generation is Ready to Lead

Editorial Column from Guest Author Michael Bailey PEAK Parent Center has, for a generation, empowered families to participate fully in special education advocacy. The lessons of family integration and full inclusion have not been lost on the children who have benefited from the advocacy of those families. A new generation of people with disability pride and high expectations is the result. "Nothing about us without us," is far more to these young people than just a slogan. It is aRead more

Making the IEP Work for You Part Three: Progress Monitoring

When designed individually and implemented effectively, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) is an important tool that helps assure a student's success in education. PEAK is excited to share Part Three of this three-part series, Making the IEP Work for You, where we explore key components of the IEP including: Evaluation (Part One), How Families Can Get The Most Out of This Valuable Tool (Part Two), and Progress Monitoring (Part Three)! If you missed the first parts in the series, don'tRead more
When designed individually and implemented effectively, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) is an important tool that helps assure a student's success in education. PEAK is excited to share Part Two of this three-part series, Making the IEP Work for You, where we explore key components of the IEP including: Evaluation (Part One), How Families Can Get The Most Out of This Valuable Tool (Part Two), and Progress Monitoring (Part Three)! If you missed Part One on Evaluation, you can accessRead more
We are delighted to share these interesting insights from long-time PEAK colleague Emma Van der Klift. When we first read the title, we wondered exactly how much hostage negotiators and parents/advocates really could have in common. But, in fact many of the skill sets are very much the same! Respect, listening, and relationship building are skills parents need to work successfully with school IEP teams. We hope you enjoy this great read, and that it makes you think of waysRead more

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