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Apply for the Teaching Artist Training Institute (TATI)

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 was very effective and a great experience overall. I believe it is a great training for every teacher, regardless of whether or not they directly work with children on the spectrum. It has improved my work. I currently have a child in my classroom who is receiving services at home but not in the classroom yet.  My training has helped me connect and offer the student more prompts and activities that will best serve them.”

– TATI 2016 Graduate


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Please complete the online application and submit current resume to Maya Singh.


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 2017 will take place over the course of six Tuesdays: January 31February 7, 14, 28, March 14 and 21.  Training will run from approximately 8:30 am to 2:15 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 Maya Singh. 



The Teaching Artist Training Institute (TATI) is supported by VSA, which is a program of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. It is also supported by generous funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Bay and Paul Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), the Emily Davies and Joseph Kornfeld foundation, and our loyal donors.