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October PEIMS memo for districts with data and resources.
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NEW!! Call for Papers is now open!
Have you ever wanted to present at our TATN conference? Do you want a free registration to this conference? Do you want to share your expertise in AT? If you answered yes... then please consider speaking at our conference.
NEW!! Register for the 2016 TATN conference!
Earlybird rate of $75 is good until April 1, 2016.
 SAVE THE DATE for 2016!
Happy 20th Anniversary TATN conferences!
Texas Assistive Technology Network Statewide Conference June 14 & 15, 2016, Region 4 ESC Two-day conference
NEW!! Post Conference 2016
Need help with assistive technology implementation at your campus or district? You may be interested in our 3rd day workshop. Check it out!
STAAR A Resources
Available now on the TEA website site
AIM Videos from CAST
Check out the AEM Center videos (also on YouTube at )
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.

TATN Conference 2016
Save the dates! 
Join us to help celebrate our 20th Anniversary of TATN conferences!
June 14 & 15, 2016 for our two-day conference. 
June 16 for the post conference session.
For more details, contact Kirk Behnke at 713.744.6559
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Registration is open!
Early bird registration (until April 1, 2016) is available now for $75/person. After April 1, registration will be $100. Groups of 5 or more can receive a discount of $50/team member
Call for Papers/Presentations
"Call for Papers" is now open. Please submit your presentation at the link on our conference website
or directly at

Post Conference Workshop
Register for the post conference working session where participants will receive technical assistance with their own regional TATN specialist to develop an action plan to support campus and district implementation of assistive technology (AT). Participants will learn about nationally recognized AT practices, tools and resources to support best practice implementation from a campus to a district level.
Call for Exhibitors
"Call for Exhibitors" registration is available at
Exhibit information can be found directly at 

If you choose to submit a presentation as an exhibitor, please find the link on our conference website
or directly at and choose exhibitor.

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Webinar Series

Check out our webinar series we are hosting this year!
All webinars listed will use Blackboard Collaborate
Time of webinars will be from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm (1 hour)
In order to be eligible for one contact hour/CEU, you MUST register with Region 4* at with the webinar Session ID found on the webinar page. We will not offer ASHA, TSHA, TPTA, or any other credits.
* Note, check with your local Education Service Center for possible hosting of webinar sessions and further CEUs.
Explore our resources on this page
Explore our many online modules, resources and links to other assistive technology supports through the tabs above. Also, try out the usability features (top right) built into our website for increased accessibility. Try this tool to zoom in on content and/or for text to speech.
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