Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

2023 PDE Conference Making a Difference Educational Practices That Work! 3/1-3/3 Register Now!

Parents, join us March 1-3 in person or virtually for this annual, statewide conference. Hear
renowned speakers presenting various topics in special education.
Click here for information about Scholarship Opportunities for Parents

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

Spend an hour learning about The Framework for Access and Belonging (FAB), a process used to address a student’s access to instruction and/or social interactions. It is a “renovation” of the Supplementary Aids and Services Consideration Toolkit (SaS Toolkit) with an emphasis on collaboration, improved technology, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and follow up planning and evaluation.
During this session, families will learn about each phase of the FAB process and the important collaborative role families play in completing the survey, brainstorming, and planning. Information about how families can access the FAB tools will also be highlighted.
Audience: Family members and individuals who support family members of children with disabilities.
If you cannot attend the live session, it will be recorded and later made available on the PaTTAN website.
Please register online at:

Introducing FAB to Families/Session-38075
For content-related questions, contact:
Kristin Starosta; 610-878-7237;
For registration-related questions, contact:
Annette Bauerlein; 610-878-7211; abauerlein@pattan.net


Learn about this initiative

January 31, 2023,  1:00 pm 

The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Bureau of Special Education (BSE) and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) now offers an initiative to hire students as Youth Ambassadors (YAs) at Intermediate Units (IU), Local Education Agencies (LEAs), school districts, educational or advocacy non-profits, or special education technical assistance networks across PA.
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Conflict Resolution Skills for Schools and Families Webinar
March 20, 2023, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Training will focus on skills to successfully resolve conflicts and communicate well throughout a child's educational experience. Topics covered will include introduction to conflict resolution; conflict management styles and self-assessment; communication skills; perceptions and attitudes; and a six-step conflict engagement model.
Audience: Families and school personnel
Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Heather Doyle


PaTTAN Sysem Conference Schedule 2023 & 2024

Conference Title 2023 2024
Pennsylvania Department of Education Annual Conference March 1-3
Hershey Lodge
ACC Talks Web Conference May 12
May 10
Literacy Symposium
N/A June 11-13
Math Symposium June 13-14
2023 Computer Science for All PA (CSforAllPA) Summit June 14-15
Pennsylvania Deaf-Blind Project's Family Learning Conference June 23-24
State College
Pennsylvania Special Education Leadership Academy: Connecting Through Challenge, Change and Opportunity N/A July TBD
National Autism Conference July 31-August 3
Hybrid/State College
August 5-8
State College
PA Community on Transition Conference August 9-10
State College
HELIX: High Expectations for Low Incidence Disabilities TBD TBD
PA PBIS Implementers Forum
(*MTSS Integration Strand Years)
*November 1-3
Hershey Lodge

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