Pennsylvania Office for Dispute Resolution
6340 Flank Drive
Harrisburg, 17112
United States

Dixie Trinen is with the Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR). As Dispute Resolution Coordinator, she oversees the administration of Due Process Hearings and Mediations for Pennsylvania, as well as early dispute resolution mechanisms supported by ODR, including IEP Facilitation and Resolution Meeting Facilitation. In addition, Ms. Trinen is a statewide trainer for the ODR supported Creating Agreement Training. Prior to this position, Ms. Trinen spent seven years as a Specialist with ODR’s Special Education ConsultLine, assisting parents and advocates of children with disabilities in understanding federal and state special education laws and procedural safeguards. Before coming to ODR, Ms. Trinen spent four years as Program Facilitator for the Preparation for Adult Life (PAL) Project, a Statewide Support Initiative of the Bureau of Special Education. Prior to this, Ms. Trinen served in varying capacities within the Capital Area Intermediate Unit, Special Services Division, and Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN). Ms. Trinen is a graduate of Eastern University. Ms. Trinen received certification in Applied Behavior Analysis, and holds certification in Advanced Special Education Mediation and Conflict Resolution Skills from the Justice Center of Atlanta.