Preparing Educators with Autism Knowledge and Skills (PEAKS)
The Preparing Educators with Autism Knowledge and Skills (PEAKS) is a three-phase professional development series for educators and related service providers who work with students with autism. PEAKS, Phase 1 will introduce evidence-based educational practices to improve academic, social, and other adaptive skills as well as reduce challenging behavior among students with autism in the classroom. The remaining optional phases will bolster the foundational knowledge developed in this series and provide consultation to overcome implementation barriers.
The content provided in the PEAKS series is aligned with the Behavior Analysis Certification Board’s Registered Behavior Technician Task List. Therefore, educators who complete the three-phase series may be eligible to earn the RBT® credential.
Phase 1 of PEAKS is provided at no charge. Those that complete Phase 1 will be invited to complete Phase 2 and Phase 3 in which they can earn up to $350 for completion.
To participate in the PEAKS series, individuals must:
- 18 years or older
- Work in a school setting in Texas
- Work directly with students with autism.
This training program is based on the RBT Task List (2nd ed.) and is designed to meet the
40-hour training requirement for RBT certification. The program is offered independent of the BACB.
This work was supported in whole or in part by a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). The opinions and conclusions expressed in this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the opinions or policy of the THECB.
Please note: All interested attendees must be placed on the waiting list before the deadline date.
Please view the cohort choices below and choose "Add to Waiting List". If you have not taken a Continuing Education course, please choose "Create New Profile". (This may be found under the sign-in box. No membership required.) If you have taken a Continuing Education course, please log in.
Cohort A (M,T,W,R) - 8/3 - 8/6 8 am - 12 pm
Cohort B (M,T,W,R) - 8/3 - 8/16 1 pm - 5 pm
IMPORTANT: Please check your waiting list email for a link to a survey. This survey MUST be completed to be eligible for registration.
Your PEAKS Team will review the waitlist and invite key stakeholders to attend the training.
If selected, you will receive a confirmation email from Baylor Continuing Education with online course details. This should arrive three business days before the course.
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