Linda Cartwright
is a Parent Consultant in the PaTTAN East office.  Linda brings a combined perspective of parent and professional, having navigated the special education system as an advocate for her now-adult son with Down syndrome, as well as working for the Bureau of Special Education to provide resources to families and professionals.  Her current areas of focus at PaTTAN are: Family Engagement, Assistive Technology, Inclusive Practices, and OSEP Grant projects. Linda helps coordinate the FAMILIES TO THE MAX Statewide Family Network, which brings together families, professionals, and community members who work to build awareness, empower families, and lead change in Pennsylvania. The Network promotes maximizing access, expectations, and learning for all students, including those with diverse needs.