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.

Families In Action

PLEA is thrilled to announce our newly formed Families In Action (FIA) Committee.
FIA is a collaborative of PLEA family members working to support the school with needed help and supplies.

To start the new year, members of FIA were able to donate a variety of food supplies to help form a PLEA pantry.
These necessary items will supplement meals and snacks for the children here at PLEA.

Seen here are FIA committee founders, Laurice Vance-Carr and Paris Peterson and some of the items they were able to donate to PLEA.
We cannot thank them enough for their commitment to our students and our school!


Spotlight on Staff

We love our staff at PLEA!  Each month we will highlight 3 of our amazing staff members so that you can all see how special we already know they are!  Enjoy!

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.

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

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