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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

Announcing PEAK's Brand New Website!

PEAK Parent Center is thrilled to announce the launch of our brand new website that is packed with new information, features, and resources! We are happy you have already found us and we hope you bookmark our new website at so you can easily find us again. Right now, we want to take this opportunity to showcase a few of the new features with you! Not sure where to start? Start Here ! Check out this new entry pointRead more

Here's to a Day

A Vision for the Future By Guest Author Sue Swenson Here's to a day when a loving mother has options other than 'a group home,' options that provide gentle teaching and positive support, and that those options strengthen her connection to her son even if he lives elsewhere, and they do not make her feel that she is abandoning her beloved son, or abdicating her responsibilities, but rather the options allow her to feel that she is deserving of havingRead more
PEAK's 2015 Conference on Inclusive Education was a huge success, and two of PEAK's Parent Advisors, Shirley Swope and Missy Sieders, had the following lessons and reflections to share with you! Lessons and reflections from Missy Sieders There are so many things I love about working as a Parent Advisor at PEAK. Talking with parents and helping families advocate for their children so they can realize their dreams despite the challenges they face is very rewarding. Seeing the "A-ha’s," onRead more

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