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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


Family's Quick Start Guide to Special Education

 NEW! PaTTAN Publication Bundle for Families

 Family’s Quick Start Guide to Special Education
 See the Bundle and other family-friendly information on the Resources for Families page.




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

New 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 LindedIn to see new releases, or visit the 
YouTube playlist. Great to share with staff, families, and your school community.

Upcoming Family Events


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



                                                                                                                PEAL Center Logo

                                                            Health Matters: Supporting Children & Youth With Disabilities

                          Misunderstood: How Children with Disabilities are Often Misunderstood at School and What You Can do to Help

       image of Event in Pittsburgh April 20, 2020 from 9 am to 3 pm. Click on image for more information 


PaTTAN System 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


Transition Tuesdays-Engaging Families in Transition Planning Webinar. Click on image for more details


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.