Training and Consultation (TaC)

OUR MISSION

The mission of ARIN’s Training and Consultation (TaC) Team is to support Pennsylvania's special education regulations and initiatives by partnering with our local education agencies to build their capacity to provide both preventive interventions and quality special education services and programs that promote student success.
 
Training and Consultation services are federally funded through IDEA Part B, and are available to all public school entities. ARIN’s TaC Team provides information and training on PA Chapter 14 (special education) components to teachers, educational specialists, administrators, paraprofessionals, parents, and families. These components include academic, behavioral, and functional interventions to meet student needs, IEP writing, and post-school planning.
 
The TaC Team facilitates schools’ access to current information from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), PDE’s Bureau of Special Education (BSE) and the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN). The TaC Team provides information and training via workshops (on-site in school districts and at the ARIN office), modeling and guided practice, family and student-centered meetings (such as IEP and interagency meetings), grade level meetings, study groups, and individual consultation. TaC team members are prepared and available to facilitate system-wide planning and implementation of initiatives such as Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtII) and school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS). In addition, the TaC team manages lending libraries that include assessments, curricula, materials, equipment, videos, and books.
 
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ARIN TaC Team Members: 724-463-5300

Assistive Technology
Jayna Greenfield
ext.  1107
 
Autism
 Jan Foister
ext. 1106
 
Sharon Arbuckle
ext. 1226
 
Inclusive Practices
Al Fielder
AFielder@iu28.org;
ext. 1237
 
Interagency/Behavior/MTSS
Wendy Williams
ext. 1231
 
Al Fielder
AFielder@iu28.org;
ext. 1237
 
Melissa Redinger
x1221
 
MTSS/Academic
Nicole Cornman
ext. 1212
 
Sharon Arbuckle
ext. 1226
 
Secondary Transition/SPDG
Adrienne Stiteler
ext. 1105
 
Sharon Arbuckle
ext. 1226
 
Unable to reach a TaC?
Contact Regina Madey
Secretary Specialist
ext. 1221