Pat Halle focuses on understanding and removing attendance barriers faced by students with disabilities. For over thirty-five years Pat worked at Disability Rights Maryland, a private non-profit law office, and Maryland’s Protection and Advocacy Agency, where she helped identify and worked to remove structural and systemic barriers in Baltimore City Public Schools that impact attendance for all students, and especially students with disabilities. She worked in broad coalitions in Baltimore, alongside parents, students, community leaders and advocates. As part of a strategy to increase school day attendance, Pat developed and led a local grassroots effort, the Baltimore Out-Of-School Time Inclusion Project, that increases opportunities for low-income youth with disabilities to participate in after school and summer programs in Baltimore. Pat lives in Baltimore City.