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Self-Advocacy

As a parent, do you need help knowing what comes next after high school for your child with a disability? As a young adult, do you wonder how you can be free to do what you want when you want to do it? The PEAK Parent Center RSA transition team headed by Beth Schaffner and Sherrell Bethel has been hard at work over the last several months! They, along with lead author Sami Peterson and contributing author Shirley Swope, areRead more

Youth Virtual Summit 2021: Become, Discover and Connect

February 19, 2021: 10am - 2pm MST

February 20, 2021: 9am - 12pm MST

Held concurrently with PEAK's 2021 Virtual Conference on Inclusive Education.

PEAK’s Youth Leadership Team is excited to host the Youth Leadership Summit and introduce their 2020 – 2021 theme, Become, Discover and Connect.

Listening to Youth During COVID-19

PEAK continues our series in response to COVID-19 and its impact on education. The pandemic has and will continue to have a remarkable effect on youth and adolescents. For today’s blog, we touch on the work of Sherrell Bethel. Sherrell joined the PEAK team in 2019 as the Assistant Director of the RSA Shift Transition project and as a Youth Trainer and Mentor. She is passionate about giving all people an opportunity to be the best version of themselves andRead more

Youth Leadership Summit 2020: Ability in Power

Our staff at PEAK Parent Center have one thing on our minds this time of year: our Annual Conference on Inclusive Education . This year the theme is Discover the Possibilities! Today we want to highlight part of the conference we are really excited about, the Youth Leadership Summit . You might be thinking Why have a Youth Leadership Summit? Isn’t PEAK for parents? Yes, PEAK is all about parents, BUT we help parents so they can help their childrenRead more

Youth Leadership Summit 2020: Ability in Power

February 20-21, 2020

Held concurrently with PEAK's 2020 Conference on Inclusive Education at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel.

PEAK's new Youth Leadership Team is excited to host The Leadership Summit and introduce their 2019-2020 theme, "Ability in Power." 

  • "Represent the Ascent" 
  • "Altitude = Attitude" 
  • "Weather It Together" 

The Youth Leadership Summit:

How many of you have been on a trip where you've packed an empty bag inside your suitcase to bring home all the goodies, treasures, and keepsakes to remember your travels? Those of you who will attend the 2019 Conference on Inclusive Education will bring a lot of keepsakes home with you. These will be in the form of renewed perspectives, fresh ideas, an expanded toolkit, new resources, and a broader circle of friendship and community! You'll need to bringRead more
I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with PEAK's two youth trainers, Emily Tamayo and Dan Smith. A road trip across I-70 was in order for the three of us to conduct a training in Grand Junction. As we maneuvered the ess curves up and over snowy Vail Pass alongside the Colorado River and on through DeBeque Canyon I took the time to ask them about something they are both very passionate about-working with youth! If you haveRead more

Forward on the Path to Possibility: New Year’s Wishes

These last few weeks of December have given us time for brief pause and reflection at PEAK Parent Center. Looking back, another year of blessings has been laid on our path; our grants from the U.S. Department of Education were renewed, the newly formed Region D of the Parent Technical Assistance Center Project has expanded our work in assisting other Parent Centers, and we've helped over 2,000 Colorado families. Looking forward, a new year of continuing this important work isRead more

What’s Your Why?

Parents of children with disabilities try to provide the best possible help for their children that they can - often with little to no resources. PEAK Parent Center provides help through information, classes, support hotlines, and events to families each and every day to families throughout Colorado. Navigating medical, educational, and daily living support systems can be a daunting task for many families. PEAK Parent Center is a nonprofit that works every day to ensure that all children with disabilitiesRead 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

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