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ALL students can reach their maximum potential!

That is the fundamental belief of the FAMILIES TO THE MAX: Pennsylvania Statewide Family Network (F2MAX). This dedicated group of families, professionals, and community members is leading change in our homes, schools, and communities. By building awareness, empowering families, presuming competence, and fostering high expectations of students with disabilities, the Network is leading change in Pennsylvania.

Come join us!


          Mission: Leading Change for children with diverse needs by maximizing opportunities in home, classroom, and Community. Vision: Empowering students, families and communities to believe that all Children can reach their maximum potential.                                                                    

Important News for Families

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 Families, do you have questions about special education services, rights, evaluation, or IEP process? Are   you looking for family-friendly resources to help you co-lead your child’s educational journey with   them? PaTTAN’s Family Support Specialists can assist with general information about the IDEA and   Pennsylvania special education regulations, processes, forms, and more (including low-incidence,   sensory disabilities.) Check out our new publication to see how we can help!

**ATTENTION PARENTS! Do you know about the PA Statewide Family Network?

FAMILIES to the MAX (F2MAX)—The family voice in Pennsylvania
Learn how FAMILIES TO THE MAX has inspired members and changed what’s possible for their children and ALL children in PA. Families share the impact of presuming competence and having high expectations for children with disabilities and special healthcare needs. (Video available in English and Spanish.)

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FAMILIAS A LO MÁXIMO: La voz de la familia en Pensilvania
Aprenda cómo las FAMILIAS A LO MÁXIMO han inspirado a los miembros y han cambiado lo que es posible para sus hijos y para TODOS los niños en PA.  Las familias comparten el impacto de presumir competencia y tener altas expectativas para los niños con impedimentos y necesidades especiales de salud.

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SPREAD THE WORD! Share this video with school personnel and boards; medical, related, and community service staff; all families; and post on social media sites.

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Let's Introduce you to the IEP Team! Understanding the Role of the Educational Audiologist. Watch Now www.tinyurl.com/IEPTeamSeries 

Animated Videos about ALL the IEP Team Members!

Have you ever wondered who should be at an IEP team meeting or why an individual was there? Check out this new series of short clips introducing each member of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team. Follow PaTTAN on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn to see new releases, or visit the YouTube playlist. Great to share with staff, families, and your school community.


Upcoming Events


Conferences – visit page for full list of events and check back frequently for updates! 

                    PaTTAN Literacy Symposium Date June 11 -June 13, 2024. Click on image for more information.     Special Education Leadership Academy Date: Postponed until July 2024. Click on image for more information.     National Autism Conference Date: July 31 -  August 3, 2023 Future Date: August 5 - 8, 2024. Click on image for more information                            

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For more family training networking opportunities, please visit PaTTAN's, PEAL's, and
HUNE's events and resources on the
Resources for Families page.

Want a training in your region? Contact us at f2max@pattan.net or call 1-800-441-3215, ext. 3262.