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.
Click on the following TaC initiatives for more information: