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NEW! Call for presentations is now open!
Submit your presentation now until December 31.
NEW! Conference registration is open!
Texas Assistive Technology Network Statewide Conference June 9 & 10, 2015, Region 4 ESC Two-day conference this year! Earlybird rate = $60 (by April 1, 2015)
Registration/Session ID = 972849
NEW! TATN Post Conference - Register now!
June 11, 2015 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
This is a one-day post conference event to support districts and teams for assistive technology implementation.
Cost: $45
Registration/Session ID = 1077323
NEW! New AIM Videos
Check out the new CAST AIM videos (also on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/AIMNationalCenter )
TATN Statewide Conference 2014 Podcast Interviews
Check out some interviews and highlights of this year's TATN 2014 conference with personalized interviews of some of your favorite AT speakers!
AT Internet Modules
Through a collaborative partnership with Ohio, Indiana and Michigan, TATN offers a wide range of new and engaging online modules for you to review. Click below for more information.
For further information on the Texas AT Network, contact...
Kirk Behnke, Lead Facilitator - kbehnke@esc4.net or 713.744.6559
Welcome to TATN

Assistive technology enables students with disabilities to access the curriculum, increase independence and participate actively in education and life activities. Thank you for visiting our site today and we hope you find the resources you need to successfully include technology devices and services for your schools.

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Webinar Series 2014-2015

Join us for a series of webinars related to assistive technology. These webinars will be conducted and broadcasted from 11 am - 12 noon (central). All Webinars will be conducted online with chat interaction only (no voice connection). Webinars will be recorded and posted on this site after the event and when accessibility features are embedded.

Click here to go to our Webinars page (also under the AT Resources tab above)
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SAVE THE DATE!
Texas Assistive Technology Network (TATN) Annual Conference
Dates: June 9 and 10, 2015.
Location: Region 4 Education Service Center
Registration Earlybird rate =$60 (good until April 1, 2015)
12 CEUs/clock hours and pending ASHA, RESNA, TPTA, TSHA, AOTA.
To register, click here.
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Call for Presentations is now open!
The Call for Presentations for the Texas Assistive Technology Network Statewide Conference is open until December 31. We are looking for presentations in the areas of Augmentative Communication, Access to the General Curriculum, AT Evaluation, AT Implementation/Follow-up, Training/PD, Visual/Auditory Accommodations, Positioning/Environmental Access, Parent/Student Involvement and Transitions.
Please note: Presentations will be accepted based on quality, appropriateness, and meeting conference objectives. All accepted district presenters will have their registration waived (2 per presentation). All vendor presentations accepted must also register and pay for an exhibit space. National speakers will present on June 09 followed by district and company representatives on June 10. Presentation slots are limited, therefore, submit your presentation proposal by December 31.
Information about the conference speakers and poast conference session.
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TATN Post-Conference!
This year, we have a two-day conference with an optional 3rd day (post conference) session to address assistive technology implementation for individuals and teams of districts/campuses.
Date: June 11, 2015
Registration rate: $45/person

Teams are encouraged to attend. Support will be offered for planning and development of assistive technology implementation within their district, campus and/or schools.
For more information and to register for this limited event, click here.
Mission
Texas Assistive Technology Network (TATN) is working to ensure that students with disabilities receive assistive technology devices and services when needed to benefit from a free, appropriate public education. The TATN consists of representatives from each of the Texas Education Services Centers, and the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Region 4 Education Service Center (Region 4) in Houston, TX provides statewide leadership for the network. Through a comprehensive planning process, the TATN has developed a framework for statewide collaboration. Priorities in professional development and technical assistance focus on providing training, products and services that: - build district capacity in assistive technology knowledge and skills - promote strategies for building the literacy skills of all students, and - are aligned with statewide literacy initiatives.
Texas Education Agency's (TEA) Leadership Functions
Click below to review all Leadership Functions & projects which TEA supports. Education service centers (ESCs) provide state leadership for special education related functions. The ESCs listed next to the function are considered the Lead ESC. Each lead ESC is responsible for establishing and coordinating a 20-region network for their function. The purpose of the 20-region network is to ensure ongoing communication between ESCs about state-level needs assessment processes, planning, and implementing and evaluating statewide activities.
TEA Leadership Functions and projects