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State Education Agency Information

Pennsylvania Department of Education

333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126
(717) 783-6788


State NIMAS/NIMAC Coordinator

Frank Irzyk, Educational Consultant

Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)
6340 Flank Drive, Suite 600
Harrisburg, PA 17112
(717) 541-4960
  (800) 360-7282 (toll free in PA only)  
firzyk [at] pattan [dot] net


Susan Gill, Educational Consultant

PaTTAN King of Prussia
200 Anderson Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 265-7321
(800) 441-3215 (toll free in PA only)  
sgill [at] pattan [dot] net


AIM and NIMAS Web Site Resources at State Education Agency

Pennsylvania's NIMAS and related information is provided via several pages of their PaTTAN (Pennsylvania Training & Technical Assistance Network) sub-site:


Instructional Materials Acquisition (adoption or open territory)

Pennsylvania is an open territory state with no centralized textbook acquisition. The selection and purchase of textbooks and instructional materials is a local district activity.

SEA Policies and Practices

SEA adopts NIMAS?
SEA coordinates with the NIMAC?
LEAs coordinate with the NIMAC?

NIMAC Authorized User(s)

No information has been provided regarding the SEA's authorized users.

Selected Accessible Media Producers (AMPs)

No information has been provided regarding the SEA's accessible media producers.

State Definition of Timely Manner for the Delivery of AIM to Students

"As required by IDEA 2004, Pennsylvania has defined timely manner in the recent update to PA special education law. Chapter 14 states that Agencies act in a timely manner in providing instructional materials if they take all reasonable steps to ensure that children who are blind or other persons with print disabilities have access to their accessible format instructional materials at the same time that students without disabilities have access to the instructional materials (§14.106, §711.45(c))," available in the Opens new windowAccessible Instructional Materials FAQ document.

AIM-Related State Laws and Regulations

No information has been provided regarding the SEA's AIM-related laws and regulations.

Parent Information & Advocacy Resources

No information has been provided regarding the SEA's parent information and advocacy resources.

SEA Web Links




Last Updated: 09/23/2014

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