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Let’s Open Our Doors and Make a Place for Everyone

The other day I got a phone call from a friend. We hadn’t spoken for some time. Our friendship sprouted in the summer of 2003 when my husband, our nearly one-year-old son, and I embarked on a move from the San Luis Valley to a remote area in Garfield County. That summer we became part of a community of friends that you simply don’t make every day. Over the course of our conversation, we looked back on those times andRead more

A Time to Reach Out, Build, and Connect

I sit here typing in my home office looking out the large windows to our back yard. It’s a patio that at some point was closed in. I hear my son speak into his school computer to two of his teachers via Zoom meeting. His voice echoes from his bedroom, down the hall, through my bedroom, and finally to me while I ponder all the problems we’re facing and glance out at the ponderosa pines dancing in the breeze. IRead more
Aside from the daily statistics on rates of infection, lockdowns, curfews, shutdowns, economic instability and more, It is really easy to get overwhelmed with all the information being dumped on us about educating our kids from home amid indefinite school closures. Every other post I’ve scrolled through in the last week seems to be a free subscription, ways to keep your kids busy and learning while at home, or some method to keep parents sane amid the chaos. It’s difficultRead more

Conference on Inclusive Education FAQ

We’ve been busy these last few months creating all things conference. Everyone at PEAK Parent Center is excited and proud to bring you the 34th Annual Conference on Inclusive Education , Discover the Possibilities. Whether you are a veteran attendee or plan to attend for the first time, PEAK’s Annual Conference on Inclusive Education is the premier event to connect you with all things inclusive education. This year’s line-up of keynoters features classic conference names like Jonathan Mooney , who’sRead 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

Discover the Possibilities

Parents , do you find yourself wondering about your child’s future? What’s in store when my child exits the school system? How are we going to manage the tumultuous changes in middle school? High school? What about inclusion in college? What’s really out there for my child? Educators and service providers , do any of the following questions circulate in your brain? Where can I learn more about inclusive practices? How can I make my class more inclusive? How canRead 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:

Your child or student with a disability has been placed in the general education classroom. You may have concerns or hesitations about their learning and progress in this setting. How do we set them up for success? How do we make this work all day, in every subject, and in extracurricular activities? First, let’s review the concept of placement in IDEA (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) which emphasizes that children with disabilities are to be educated to the maximumRead more

PEAK's 2020 Conference on Inclusive Education

Register below for PEAK's 2020 Conference online with a credit card!

If you are registering a young self-advocate 16 to 21 years old who would like to participate in the exciting Youth Summit, please register here.

Register by January 17, 2020 to take advantage of the savings.

Paula Kluth: Ally for Inclusion Award Recipient

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This brilliant and visionary educator, author, advocate, and consultant has been a long-time leader and friend to PEAK, having made her debut at our Conference on Inclusive Education way back in 2003! A clear choice for our Ally for Inclusion award, Paula is a serious, steadfast and skilled educator who also brings fun and joy to all of her personal and professional endeavors. Learn more about Paula, a lynchpin for real-life inclusion. Have you gotten your tickets to In PursuitRead more

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