PaTTAN (Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network)

General Information

PaTTAN (Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network)
6340 Flank Drive
Suite 600
Harrisburg, PA 17112-2793
(717) 541 4960

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.


Angela Kirby-Wehr, Director, PaTTAN, Harrisburg,

Rebecca Fogle, Acting Director, PaTTAN East,

Paula Schmitt, Director, PaTTAN - Pittsburgh,

Services Offered

  • 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.