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PaTTAN (Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network) - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

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

Brief Description

An initiative of the Bureau of Special Education (BSE), Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), PaTTAN works in partnership with families and local education agencies, to support programs and services to improve student learning and achievement.

The PaTTAN AIM (Accessible Instructional Materials) Center supports Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in meeting the requirements of IDEA 2004 for the provision of accessible instructional materials. The AIM Center serves as a central location for material production and technical support and assists LEAs in obtaining specialized formats of instructional materials for eligible students with print disabilities. Specialized formats include digital text, audio, braille, large print, and accessible PDF.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.


PaTTAN - East
333 Technology Drive
Malvern, PA 19355

PaTTAN - Pittsburgh
3190 William Pitt Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15238


Rebecca Fogle, Acting Director, PaTTAN East,
Angela Kirby-Wehr, Director, PaTTAN, Harrisburg,
James Palmiero, Ed.D., Director, PaTTAN - Pittsburgh,

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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