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Transition to Adulthood

Announcing PEAK’s Brand New Shift Project!

Shift! Transition To a Future of New Possibilities By Beth Schaffner Assuring productive, fulfilling lives as adults is the ultimate goal of schooling for any student. Schooling is preparation for life, and schools, along with families and communities, are charged with seeing that young people are prepared...for life! Families of children with disabilities move with our students through school and find there is a lot of extra, hard work to be done. But, we still remain engaged, learn everything weRead more

A New Generation is Ready to Lead

Editorial Column from Guest Author Michael Bailey PEAK Parent Center has, for a generation, empowered families to participate fully in special education advocacy. The lessons of family integration and full inclusion have not been lost on the children who have benefited from the advocacy of those families. A new generation of people with disability pride and high expectations is the result. "Nothing about us without us," is far more to these young people than just a slogan. It is aRead more

High School Inclusion is Easier!

By Guest Author: Christi Kasa "Inclusion is too hard in high school." "We can include him now, but it will become too difficult in high school." Many involved in inclusive education share ideas such as these when thinking about how inclusion will proceed as students with disabilities enter high school. As a high school inclusion facilitator, researcher, and educational consultant, I have found that when designing successful inclusion for students with disabilities, it is actually easier to implement inclusive practicesRead more

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