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PEAL Center and 21 and Able Project: Empowering Change Parent Group

Hosted by the PEAL Center and 21 and Able Project.

Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood — and welcoming everyone. Their ongoing goal is to ensure that all community members feel safe, valued, and welcome. Working to make important progress in strengthening our ability to listen, learn, adapt, improve, challenge, change, and lead.

The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing support and services for their children, teens, and young adults with disabilities. their goal includes supporting parents, guardians, and caregivers with resource information. Information that can lead to leadership opportunities and statewide policy changes for historically marginalized and disenfranchised people.

  • Invited community speakers will start the dialogue topics and conversation.
  • Parents, guardians and caregivers can attend monthly meetings every 2nd Monday via Zoom from 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Meetings Scheduled Through April 2024.

The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates, and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

21 and Able is an initiative that is working to create a roadmap for youth with disabilities who are transitioning out of the education and supportive services system to work, live independently, and participate actively in their communities to the extent possible for each individual.