Parents Education Network

Welcome! Parents Education Network (PEN) is a coalition of parents collaborating with educators, students and the community to empower and bring academic and life success to students with learning and attention differences.

Since 2003 PEN has become the Bay Area's premier grass roots resource for parents, professionals and students dealing with learning and attention issues. Read more...

East Bay Event!
Less Struggle, More Success: An Overview of Technology for Learning and Executive Function Challenges
Oakland Sat Mar 14 | 9:30 - 12:30pm

With Shelley Haven ATP, RET, Assistive Technology Consultant.

The right technology can level the academic playing field for struggling students by helping them leverage their learning strengths and reduce the impact of weaknesses. It can also increase independence and foster an "I can do it!" attitude.

Educator Workshop:
Assessment and Intervention for Students with Dyslexia

San Mateo Sat Mar 7 | 9am - 3pm

Photo of Nancy MatherWith Nancy Mather, Ph.D., Professor of Special Education at the University of Arizona.

Co-sponsored with Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (NCBIDA).

Learn about assessment and evidence-based interventions for students who struggle to learn to read and spell.

A Strength-Based Approach to Treating ADHD
San Francisco Fri Feb 27 | 9 AM


Dr. Shirley Liu, Psychiatrist and Dr. Gabrielle Anderson, Clinical Psychologist, from the Hallowell Center, will present a strength-based approach to treating ADHD, including key components to a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan.
EdRev 2015: April 25 - Register now!

EdRev (Education Revolution) is a unique event, the largest annual gathering of students with learning and attention differences, and the parents and educators who support them. Visit EdRevSF.org for information.

EdRev 2015 will take place on Saturday, April 25. Register now!

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Parents Education Network (PEN) and 14 other nonprofits have been developing a new digital destination for parents of children with learning and attention issues -- and it’s unlike anything available today.

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Local PEN Affiliates

PEN currently has Affiliates in Sacramento, Silicon Valley, and Phoenix, AZ. Please check out this video and contact us if you're interested in starting an Affiliate in your area.

We rely on your generosity to directly support our programs. Your contributions effect real change in the lives of kids with learning and attention differences!






Parents Education Network (PEN), 6050 Geary Blvd., Ste. 101A, San Francisco, CA 94121    Phone: (415) 751-2237

PEN is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, federal tax ID# 43-2008436.

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