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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

Talking to Your Teenager About COVID-19

In an ideal world, teens would seek their parents’ advice and comfort during troubling times. But, we know that’s not always the case. Parents are often the last people teenagers want to talk to when they’re stressed. And, even if they appear to be adjusting well, teenagers are likely being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This may be the first substantial crisis of their lifetime, and it is altering typical adolescent experiences such as playing sports or attending group activities.Read 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

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
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

Shift Transition Project

The purpose of the Shift Transition Project (Shift) is to serve youth with disabilities and their families to realize new transition possibilities! Shift provides resources, training, and support to families and to youth with disabilities on transition to college, post-secondary opportunities, how to plan for positive futures, and how to access supports and services after leaving school. Shift:

Parent Training and Information Center Project

The purpose of the Parent Training and Information (PTI) project is to provide Colorado parents, self-advocates, and family members with high quality information and training so that they can become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves. The PTI assists families and self-advocates to create change so that schools and communities are more responsive to the needs of all students.