Family Information

parent-info.jpegSupporting a child with a disability through their education takes a team approach. As a parent, you are a key member of your child’s educational team. PaTTAN’s Family Support Specialists and other staff aid families in understanding the special education process, share information and resources, and work with state agencies who support families like yours. PaTTAN encourages partnerships among families, schools, and communities to foster success for all children.


Important News for Families

Scholarship Opportunities for Parents

2023 PDE Conference Making a Difference Educational Practices That Work! 3/1-3/3 Click on image to se Scholarship Opportunities

The Pennsylvania Bureau of Special Education and PaTTAN are pleased to offer parent scholarships to Pennsylvania residents who have school-age children with a current IEP.

Deadline for scholarship application is February 1, 2023!
Learn more HERE.

Families, check out some 'must-see'trainings on our UPCOMING EVENTS page, including

  • From SaS to FAB: Introducing Families to the Framework for Access and Belonging (FAB)
    January 26, 2023,  3:00 PM – 4:00 pm

    January 31, 2023,  1:00 pm

  • Conflict Resolution Skills for Schools and Families Webinar
    March 20, 2023, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Popular PaTTAN Publications for Families

To access publications specific to families of children with disabilities, click on "Resources" in the green box at the bottom of this page.
Click here  to access all PaTTAN publications.



- Office Lead
- State Lead
Molly Black PaTTAN - EAST
Erin Campion PaTTAN - WEST
Linda Cartwright PaTTAN - EAST
Jacqui DiDomenico PaTTAN - EAST
Amiris Dipuglia PaTTAN - CENTRAL
Patti McGowan PaTTAN - EAST
Tesia Nasehi PaTTAN - EAST