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NEW! Conference Podcasts are now available!
Listen (or view) our conference podcasts! https://tatn2015.wordpress.com/
NEW! SAVE THE DATE for 2016!
Texas Assistive Technology Network Statewide Conference June 14 & 15, 2016, Region 4 ESC Two-day conference
STAAR A Resources
Available now on the TEA website site
AIM Videos from CAST
Check out the CAST AIM videos (also on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/AIMNationalCenter )
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 - kbehnke@esc4.net 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 date! June 14 & 15, 2016 for our two-day conference and June 16 for our post conference session. Speaker "Call for Papers" will open in October and exhibitor booth registration will open in November. For more details, contact Kirk Behnke at 713.744.6559
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.
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