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.

PA Chapter of the Association of Contextual & Behavioral Science

As part of PLEA’s ongoing efforts to remain connected to professional organizations, Beth Fulton, PLEA’s Family Support Specialist and ACT Program Director, has been re-elected to the board of the PA Chapter of the Association of Contextual & Behavioral Science (ACBS) as a Member at Large. ACBS is an international community of scholars, researchers, educators, practitioners, and others whose mission is to support a dynamic interaction between basic and applied research; disseminate contextual behavioral science; continue to develop principles, theories, and practical applications grounded in empirical knowledge and guided by the best available scientific evidence; support all members who wish to participate in this work.

This is Beth’s second consecutive 2 year term in this role.  Congratulations Beth!

PLEA welcomes New Board Member

PLEA is excited to announce Mr. Thomas Ryan as a newly appointed member to our Board of Directors.  Mr. Ryan is a trial lawyer with K&L Gates focused on defending, conducting internal investigations for, and counseling clients under scrutiny for allegations that cover the gamut of enforcement actions brought by state, federal and international agencies that include the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”), the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), the Department of Transportation (“DOT”) and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Antitrust, Consumer Protection, and Medicaid Fraud Control Units.

Mr. Ryan brings a wealth of knowledge to the PLEA Board and we are thrilled to have him join us!

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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