Parent Information

Working Together to Benefit ALL Students

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As a parent, you are an essential partner in your child’s education.

Students with involved parents and families are more likely to:
  • Earn higher grades and test scores
  • Attend school regularly
  • Have better social skills
  • Adapt well to school
  • Go on to post-secondary education
    (National Parent Teacher Association, 2009).

One of the most important ways for you to be involved in your child’s education is to be informed. There are many resources, training events, and videos available on the PaTTAN website to assist you in learning about specific disabilities and educational initiatives. Several featured resources, designed specifically for parents and families, are listed on the right-hand side of this page.

In addition, each regional PaTTAN office has a parent consultant on staff who can provide assistance to you. Our parent consultants are:
  • Judy Baker, PaTTAN Pittsburgh
  • Linda Cartwright, PaTTAN King of Prussia
  • Jacqui DiDomenico, PaTTAN King of Prussia
  • Amiris DiPuglia, PaTTAN Harrisburg
    Feel free to contact the parent consultant should you have questions or need information.

Supporting a child through the education process takes a team approach. There are many partners that are able to provide support, including your local school district. The organizations and agencies of interest listed on the right-hand side of this page may also provide you with additional support, resources, and information.

Parent Information


  • Molly Black
    Parents, Deaf-Blind
  • Patti McGowan
    Parents, Deaf-Blind
  • Judy Baker
    Behavior, Parents, Secondary Transition, Inclusive Practices, Family Engagement
  • Linda Cartwright
    Assistive Technology, Parents, Inclusive Practices, Paraprofessionals, IDEA and Chapter 14, Publications, PDE Annual Conference, Family Engagement
  • Jacqui DiDomenico
    Leadership, Parents, Inclusive Practices, IDEA and Chapter 14, Students with Complex Support Needs, Publications, PDE Annual Conference, Family Engagement
  • Amiris Dipuglia
    Autism, Parents, Family Engagement
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