Inclusive Practices

Our commitment to least restrictive environment (LRE) for each student is to ensure that Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams begin with the general education setting, with the use of Supplementary Aids and Services, before considering a more restrictive environment.  Successful inclusive education of students who have IEPs involves the use of appropriate supports and services necessary to participate in and benefit from both the general classroom setting and other natural environments.  Inclusive education is intentional in its programming and views the needs of the individual student from not simply an academic perspective but also a transitional, behavioral, and social/emotional perspective.

Pennsylvania's Disability Inclusive Curriculum Pilot Program

The pilot program was created to instruct K-12 students on the political, economic, and social contributions of individuals with disabilities. Under the program, schools can apply for up to $30,000 in grant funding to implement disability inclusive curriculum.
Applications must be submitted by 3:00 PM on Monday, May 15, 2023
Funding will be granted to successful applicants for a three-year period from the date of the award through June 30, 2026. A maximum of $10,000 per year is available to each school entity or nonpublic school entity.
Disability Inclusive Curriculum Pilot Program Application PDF

Pilot Grant Questions & Answers - Updated May 2, 2023

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For more information, click here or contact PaTTAN educational consultants Nichole Kopco or Susan Fariss.






- Office Lead
- State Lead
Jennifer Alicandri PaTTAN - CENTRAL
Dawn Durham PaTTAN - EAST
Kimberly Jenkins PaTTAN - EAST
Bob Shields PaTTAN - WEST
Kristin Starosta PaTTAN - EAST
Lisa Russo PaTTAN - EAST
Jeff Mathieson PaTTAN - WEST
Maggie Cierpilowski PaTTAN - CENTRAL
Lauren Lutz PaTTAN - WEST
Susan Fariss PaTTAN - WEST