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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! STAAR A Resources
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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 - or 713.744.6559
Welcome to the Texas Assistive Technology Network (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.

Texas Assistive Technology Network Statewide Conference
Dates: June 9 and 10, 2015.
Location: Region 4 Education Service Center
CEUS:  11.5 CEUs/clock hours and additional ASHA, IACET, TPTA, ACVREP, & AOTA (pending). For updated CEU information - CLICK HERE

Click here to go to the Registration page
Visit our Conference page
Click here to find out updated information on presentations, designated hotels, local information, available schedule and other details.
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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. 2014/webinar_image..png
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)
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