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Debbie Ferraro, Executive Director, and Gretchen Kelly, Compeer & Respite Director/Development Coordinator, visited Harrisburg on April 25 to meet with our local elected officials to advocate for a realistic mental health budget that directly impacts the children, adults, and families PLEA serves. This event, sponsored by Rehabilitation and Community Providers

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Acceptance and Commitment Training for Parents

PLEA is pleased to announce a five-part workshop for parents designed to help them build skills to cope with parenting stress, deal with the daily struggles of parenting a child with special needs, and provide basic tools to promote positive parent-child interactions. The next series will be offered on Wednesdays

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PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL CHILDREN – On Friday, April 15, the PLEA School is having a WALK-A-THON to raise funds for our participation in the Kids of Steel Marathon, in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Marathon. We are hoping that each child obtains sponsors to raise $10 to cover registration fees.

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Please Support PLEA at the Highmark Walk

This year’s annual walk will be held on Saturday, May 14 – it is a wonderful opportunity to help our agency by supporting a healthy community for all. The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is an annual fundraising walk that benefits local health and human service agencies. Highmark Inc.

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ACT Training – Register Now

PLEA is proud to announce their ACT Spring Training will be held on March 18 & 19 at Chatham University – Eddy Theater.  Lisa W. Coyne, internationally recognized ACT Trainer, will be joined by PLEA Program Directors, Beth Fulton, M.S. and Aaron Libman, M.Ed., BCBA, each of whom will present different

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