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Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network--Harrisburg Office - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network--Harrisburg Office
6340 Flank Drive
Suite 600
Harrisburg, PA 17112-2793
(717) 541-4960 (Local)
(717) 541-4968 (Fax)
(800) 360-7282 (Toll-Free)

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.
Geographic area served: Central Pennsylvania.


Angela Kirby-Wehr, Director

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Education Services
    • Supports the efforts and initiatives of the Bureau of Special Education, and builds the capacity of local educational agencies to serve students who receive special education services.

      Coordinates the provision of all text materials needed in Pennsylvania by searching for availability through the American Printing House for the Blind, and arranging for purchase, and/or exchange of needed materials from programs in other states.
  • Library Services
    • Manages an extensive circulation library of braille textbooks which have been produced, copied, purchased, and donated, making them available to Pennsylvania students and programs in other states.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Collaborates with intermediate units, school districts, agencies and parents of eligible children and provides technical assistance through consultations with program supervisors regarding program planning and staff development, on-site consultation with individuals and/or school-based teams, consultation and training in the area of assistive technology for students with visual impairment.
  • Professional Training
    • Offers workshops related to assessment or specialized curriculum.
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