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Parent Trainings

The Local Task Force (LTF) on the Right to Education in Armstrong and Indiana Counties is an advisory group comprising of consumers, advocates, and providers of special education.  The LTF meets five times during the school year, usually on a Friday morning from 10:00 AM to noon at the ARIN IU 28 office.  Meetings for the 2022-2023 school year will be posted here, so please check back regularly:



Provider members represent area school districts, career, and technical centers, ARIN IU 28, and the Armstrong-Indiana Behavioral and Developmental Health Program.  Advocate members represent agencies that serve people with disabilities.  Consumers, both students with disabilities and parents/caregivers have the majority membership on the LTF.


As an advocacy group for students with disabilities, the LTF works to strengthen, improve, expand, and monitor programs and services that meet individual educational needs.  The LTF gives parents, administrators, students with disabilities, agency representatives, and others a place to share information, discuss their concerns and seek collaborative solutions.  The LTF works to resolve problems and refers to individual concerns to the appropriate person or organization.

Local Task Force Meetings are open to the public. All interested persons are welcome to attend. Meeting announcements also appear in the “Sunshine Notices” of area newspapers and in the Arc of Indiana County’s “Let’s Chat” newsletter that is distributed to local schools.  For more information about the Local Task Force on the Right to Education, contact:


Kim Rode, ARIN Director of Special Education
Phone: 724-463-5300 x1245
Email: [email protected]


In addition, the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) posts ongoing special education parent trainings at it's website at:  https://www.pattan.net/Disabilities/Autism/For-Parents