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Apply to TATI 2016

The Teaching Artist Training Institute (TATI) provides free training and arts education best practices for individuals interested in working with students on the autism spectrum.   Through observational visits and professional development seminars, TATI participants learn the fundamentals of autism, pathways of communication and the therapeutic value of the arts.


“TATI rocks! Just to prove how effective it was, even with my seven years experience as a Teaching Artist, being a Special Ed. Teaching Assistant, as well as being a NYS Certified Art Teacher with a Master’s Degree, TATI filled in a lot of niches I didn’t know of or didn’t explore as much. It gave me ideas for my art and drama classes, and I learned some highly-effective classroom management techniques! I will not only utilize what I learned for my Special Ed. students, but for my mainstream students as well.”

– TATI 2014 Graduate


Download TATI 2016 Application


Please return the completed application along with a current resume to Ryan Berg.


Who Should Participate? TATI participants are those with a genuine interest in working with developmentally delayed children. Previous TATI graduates have included teaching artists, classroom teachers and arts therapists. Individuals currently working in the field are also encouraged to apply.


Dates – TATI 2016 will take place over the course of six Mondays: February 29March 7March 14March 21March 28 and April 4.  Training will run from approximately 9:00 am to 2:00 pm daily.


Where – PS 37 in Staten Island


Transportation – Marquis Studios will provide free bus transportation, leaving from our office in Dumbo, Brooklyn.  Times are TBD; departure will likely be around 8:00 am, with a return around 3:00 pm.


Cost – TATI is free for all participants.


Other – Free lunch is provided each training day.



For additional information, please contact Ryan Berg 




TATI is presented in partnership by Marquis Studios and District 75 TATI is supported by The National Endowment for the Arts and The Bay and Paul Foundation. This program is provided under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.