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Say “Thank You” to a Veteran

“It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. That ripple builds others. Those ripples - crossing each other from a million different centers of energy - build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and injustice.” - Senator RobertRead more

The Ups and Downs of Halloween

October is Halloween month. This time of play and fancy can be a great chance for kids to participate with others in their neighborhood as they dress up and imagine themselves as new beings. When my kids were little, Halloween was a holiday I looked forward to and dreaded. My friends’ kids had playful, imaginative, amazing costumes which they planned for weeks, if not months, in advance. This mother, who doesn’t sew, struggled to find fun costumes especially for myRead more
PEAK recently received a request from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) asking for students, parents, teachers and other stakeholders to be a part of IDEA's 40th Anniversary Celebration! Here's their request: "OSEP is celebrating 40 years of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). As part of our celebration, we want to hear from individuals with disabilities, teachers, researchers, and other IDEA stakeholders about the personal impact this legislation has had. How has IDEA made a difference toRead more

Super-Saver Registration: 2016 Conference on Inclusive Education

2016 Conference on Inclusive Education February 25-26, 2016 Renaissance Denver Hotel Denver, CO Do you like to save money? Does your school have professional development dollars that need to be spent now? Are you sure you are going to attend PEAK's 2016 conference no matter what? Do you want to come celebrate 30 years of PEAK and 30 years of our Conference on Inclusive Education? (Accessibility note: all the links below will take readers to sites external of this website)Read more

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
"Children with disabilities and their families continue to face significant barriers to accessing inclusive high-quality early childhood programs, and too many preschool children with disabilities are only offered the option of receiving special education services in settings separate from their peers without disabilities." ~ ED-HHS Statement, U.S. Department of Education PEAK Parent Center was pleased to see the joint Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs , released by the Departments of Education and HealthRead more
PEAK Parent Center has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education to continue serving Colorado families of infants, toddlers, children, and young adults with disabilities as the Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) ! This means that we will continue to equip parents, students, educators, and professionals with the skills they need to successfully educate and empower students with all types of disabilities and abilities! Check out the letter of congratulations PEAK received from Colorado’s United States Senator MichaelRead more

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