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.

We are missing your hugs and missing your smiles.
We hope you are all safe and healthy and we are ALL counting the days
until we see your smiling faces in our classrooms and hear your laughter in our hallways.
PLEA School misses you!

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While all schools in PA will remain closed until further notice from Governor Wolf,
PLEA would like to provide links and resources that are available
to our families, staff and community of supporters
as we all help each other during a difficult time.


United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania

This is a specific United Way website dedicated to help our community during the COVID 19 crisis.

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

The Food Bank is providing as much help as possible to those facing food insecurities during the COVID 19 crisis.  The site will provide distribution sites and dates as well as a list of sites where all school districts are providing their grab and go meals.

Allegheny Family Network

AFN is family run agency for parents and caregivers raising a child/children with mental health and/or emotional challenges.  This resource may be especially helpful as children are home and not in school.

Next Pittsburgh

A list provided by Next Pittsburgh offering a complete list of resources provided throughout our communities.


Available Positions

PLEA is currently looking to fill open positions in the School Based Partial Hospital Program.  There are various positions available across the program.  All come with full time hours and medical/dental/vision benefits.  Interested parties should contact Aaron Libman at 412-243-3464 or via email at



Child And Family

PLEA provides intervention and support programs for children and families.

Learn About Family Programs


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

Learn About Adult Programs

Latest News

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

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