Federal Laws and Regulations


Special education laws were first developed at the federal level and then at the state level. The basis for most special education law is found in three federal statutes: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 19073, and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).




- Office Lead
- State Lead
Jacqui DiDomenico PaTTAN - East
Amira Hill-Yancy PaTTAN - East
Kimberly Jenkins PaTTAN - East
Nichole Kopco PaTTAN - Harrisburg
Christine Moon PaTTAN - Pittsburgh
Ryan Romanoski PaTTAN - Harrisburg
Roni Russell PaTTAN - Harrisburg
Sandy Shacklady-White PaTTAN - East
Amy Smith PaTTAN - East
James Wright PaTTAN - Harrisburg
Jeffery Coover PaTTAN - Pittsburgh
Cecil Crouch PaTTAN - Pittsburgh
Scott Semow PaTTAN - Pittsburgh