Special Thanks

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

  • Edward G. Rendell, Governor

Pennsylvania Department of Education

  • Gerald L. Zahorchak, D.Ed., Secretary
  • Diane Castelbuono, Deputy Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • John J. Tommasini, Director, Bureau of Special Education
  • Patricia Hozella, Assistant Director, Bureau of Special Education

Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)

  • Janet Sloand, Director, PaTTAN - King of Prussia
  • James Palmiero, Director, PaTTAN - Pittsburgh
  • Mike Carioto, PaTTAN Pittsburgh
  • Patty Pannucio, PaTTAN Pittsburgh
  • Debby Holzapfel, PaTTAN Pittsburgh
  • Frank Irzyk, PaTTAN Harrisburg
  • Susan Gill, PaTTAN King of Prussia


Susan Christensen
Independent Consultant, Wisconsin
Lucia Hasty
Independent Consultant, Colorado
Frank Irzyk
Educational Consultant, Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)
Brenda Loughrey
Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments, Assistive Technology Consultant, Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Ron Stewart
Managing Consultant, AltFormat Solutions, Indiana


Debby Oppel Holzapfel
Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network - Pittsburgh

Sponsored by:

Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network
Pennsylvania's participation in the AIM Consortium

Funds were provided for the production through a subaward agreement between PaTTAN Pittsburgh and CAST through the AIM Consortium from the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, grant award H327S070003.

Director and Camera: Kurt Haverstock
Production: Darryl Boots, Dinosaur Video Production

Videotapes of this program cannot be used for commercial sale, profit, or financial gain without written permission from the PaTTAN Pittsburgh Office, Pennsylvania Department of Education.

The Intermediate Unit 1 is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, handicap or limited English proficiency, in its educational programs, services, facilities, activities or employment policies, as required by Title IX or the 1972 Educational Amendments, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Section 504 Regulations of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 204 regulations of the 1984 Carl D. Perkins Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act or any other applicable federal or state statues.

The views expressed during this broadcast are those of the individual declarants and are not necessarily endorsed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education, PaTTAN Pittsburgh, Intermediate Unit 1.