The PEAL (Parent Education and Advocacy Leadership Center) held their fourth annual conference in Cranberry Tuesday and Wednesday. The organization helps parents of children with disabilities in 43 Pennsylvania counties navigate special education systems.
Workshops held at the conference included teaching children with disabilities about sexuality, navigating medical assistance and learning what rights children have in the classroom. The workshops were attended by equal parts professionals and parents. Some workshops were held in Spanish.
Ceil Belasco the Director of Training for the Peal Center said the conference lays the groundwork for what the organization does year round.