Bringing help and hope together

PLEA’s roots are founded in the hope to make a difference for individuals and families dealing with autism, mental health issues and developmental difficulties by providing quality services and supports. For over fifty years, since the first program was instituted, the legacy of the founders to provide help continues to drive the current board and staff. The constant emphasis on developing and delivering strength-based, effective, resilient and recovery oriented programs is the hallmark of the footprint left on the community by PLEA.

Acceptance & Commitment Training

PLEA provides parent workshops, staff trainings and organizational trainings that are based in Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT).  ACT is an evidence-based approach rooted in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), that integrates mindfulness exercises and provides some guidance on moving towards the things that are important.

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PLEA is co-sponsoring a one-day workshop, Learning to ACT with Psychological Flexibility, with Chatham University, on Friday, April 28, 2017.  This workshop has been designed for school district personnel involved with IEP's and for psychologists and other mental health professionals serving clients with IEP's.

For further information and a registration form, please click on this link - Learning to ACT with Psychological Flexibility.

To pay registration fees on-line, please see below.  If paying on-line, please be sure to complete the registration form and mail, fax, or email it to Debbie Ferraro at PLEA.


Registration Fee

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Please click here for information on PLEA's Acceptance & Commitment Training (ACT)


Child And Family

PLEA provides intervention and support programs for children and families.

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PLEA provides one-to-one and group activities focusing on wellness and recovery for adults.

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Latest News

There's always something happening at PLEA that supports and enriches those we serve.

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