Coming This Tuesday, May 19th: Together@Home

Together @ Home

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Together at Home: Resources for Youth and Families is a virtual conference designed specifically for families and students to finish the school year strong. Presenters will offer twenty-minute sessions to assist with learning in a virtual environment. Several sessions have been specially designed just for students.

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The Keynote for this conference is Ms. Carole Clancy, the Director of the PA Bureau of Special Education, who will kick off the Together at Home conference by highlighting the importance of strong family and student commitment during this difficult time when schooling and home life have never been more interwoven.

PEAL Team members are presenting at several sessions listed below: 


Youth Sessions

Youth Supporting Youth Through Social Connection

Erin Weirerbach will share Transition Quality Empowerment Project (TQEP) events and activities planned by young people around the state such as “TQEP Tuesdays” with dance classes, online gaming, healthy tips and getting to know each other as well as “First Friday Flicks” with Netflix Watch Parties! Join this session to find out how you can get involved and stay connected.

Time: 6:15 PM - 6:35 PM


Youth Virtual Coffee Shop

Come hear Katie Smith and Claire Senita talk about how The PEAL Center is engaging youth and young adults weekly through 30-minute virtual meetings on hot topics to support successful transition. Each meeting begins with 15 minutes of presentation, followed by 15 minutes of discussion and sharing from participants.

Time: 6:45 PM - 7:05 PM


Family Sessions

Family/Caregiver Drop-in Sessions

FAMILIES TO THE MAX: Pennsylvania Statewide Family Networking is welcoming families to drop by virtually! Join Tammi Morton and Sharon Janosik to hear about the casual conversations families in Pennsylvania are having to share how they are coping with rapid changes in these challenging times. We will share information about support, networking, and humor.

Time: 6:45 PM - 7:05 PM


Simple Steps to Collecting Data and Supporting Learning at Home

Families are adjusting to facilitating learning at home while educators are adjusting to providing education virtually to students with disabilities. Families are concerned about their students regressing or losing skills. Join Parent Advisors Cindy Duch and Kathleen Haigh to learn strategies families can use to monitor their students’ progress while schools are closed. The presenters will also share some ideas about how specially designed instruction might be delivered at home.

Time: 7:15 PM - 7:35 PM


Parent to Parent: How Are You Coping With This?

Join Jacqui DiDomenico and Lorie Brew in this session where parents are encouraged to share strategies they are using to deal with the multiple demands of everyday life. Let’s put our heads together and support one another.

Time: 7:45 PM - 8:05 PM

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