Families/Family Resource Group

Families can play a vital role in the current educational and future life successes of a student who is deaf or hard of hearing. 


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All families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH), blind or visually impaired (BVI), or deaf-blind (DB) are invited to sign up for the PaTTAN Family Resource Group.
The goal of this group is to send out resources, event information, and contacts that can benefit your family and child. It is an easy way for you to get updates and take advantage of any available opportunities.
This is for you if your child has a hearing, vision, or hearing and vision concern and is getting ready to transition from Early Intervention/Preschool into school-age services.
This is for you if your child is deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired, or deaf-blind and is already in school.
Your information will not be shared outside of the PaTTAN Initiatives. We do not need any identifying information about your child. Information will be grouped according to your area of interest (DHH, BVI, or DB), and you can unsubscribe at any time.
The Family Resource Group is a way for us to send up-to-date resources, opportunities, and connections directly to your family. It helps you and your child have more access to what you need for success in school and beyond. It will keep your family more informed about the special education process and about available supports across Pennsylvania.
Thank you for your time and interest! Please pass this invitation on to any other families you may know who have a child with hearing, vision, or hearing and vision concerns. Also, sharing with your school staff and medical professionals can help get the word out to other families and colleagues who they may work with or know. We want to reach all families across the Commonwealth of PA!

Family Resource Group form for EI image for sign up                                                                                         Family Resource Group form for School Age image. 
red star to highlight the following link Family Resource Group - EI Signup (web version)                                                                        red star to highlight the following linkFamily Resource Group - School Age Signup (web version)

red star to highlight the following link Family Resource Group - EI Signup (PDF)                                                                                        red star to highlight the following linkFamily Resource Group - School Age Signup (PDF)

Families help bridge the gap between what happens at school and what happens at home.  They are part of the full spectrum of growth for the deaf/hard of hearing student; from infancy to adulthood. Families have insight and information to share that can be beneficial for professionals and systems.  Their input helps others to understand and know about their deaf/hard of hearing student.  They are an important part of the partnership and collaboration with professionals and with the deaf/hard of hearing individual.
PaTTAN provides resources to help all families of students within the special education system be involved and supported throughout the school-age process. Visit our:

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PaTTAN also collaborates with Early Intervention Technical Assistance Network to provide information to families with deaf/hard of hearing babies and infants before they enter the school age process. Visit the Early Intervention Technical Assistance (EITA) website.  Their Hearing and Deafness page has additional resources.
If you have any questions, please contact Erin Campion at ecampion@pattan.net.