PEAK Parent Center

PEAK Parent Center believes that all children, including children with disabilities, can learn and participate in their neighborhood schools. Every day, PEAK teaches parents, students, educators, and professionals the skills they need to successfully educate students with all types of disabilities and abilities. We do this because all children deserve the chance to become contributing members of their community, which begins at school. PEAK improves the lives of families of children with disabilities by walking with them and guiding them through challenges they face when they try to access education and community services. Through PEAK’s work and advocacy, families and schools increase their expectations and provide opportunities for students with disabilities to aim for high achievement standards. PEAK is non-adversarial and promotes positive communication skills that facilitate families and school staff working together to resolve issues often faced by children with disabilities at school such as segregation, low expectations, social isolation, harassment, discrimination, and bullying. Research shows that when families are involved in their child’s education, their children have better outcomes. PEAK supports and empowers families to be actively involved in navigating the special education process, because we believe that every child matters and every child should have access to an education that leads to self sufficiency, independence, employment, and meaningful community involvement. In order to create systems change that truly improves outcomes for children and adults with disabilities, PEAK not only works one-on-one with families, but also collaborates with state and federal government as well as the education, rehabilitation, advocacy, and medical communities.