Preparing Educators with Autism Knowledge and Skills
The Preparing Educators with Autism Knowledge and Skills (PEAKS) program provides Texas teachers with specialized professional development in evidence-based practices for students with autism.
Participants will have the opportunity to attend three phases of an online professional development series on evidence-based practices for students with autism. The Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB®) RBT® (Registered Behavior Technician) curriculum will be provided across the series. Participants who complete the program will be eligible to earn the RBT credential.
The professional development series can be completed in 4 to 6 months, but participants may choose to complete only one or two phases in a shorter amount of time. Participants will be asked to respond to a few online surveys before and after completing each phase as part of ongoing research to better understand teachers' experiences using evidence-based practices in the classroom.
Curriculum: RBT® Task List 2nd Edition
Curriculum: RBT® Task List 2nd Edition (accessible text):
Month 1: Online Workshop
Total Duration: 16 hours
Purpose: Introduce evidence-based practices for autism
Month 2: Asynchronous Online Modules
Total Duration: 17 hours
Stipend: $150 upon completion
Purpose: Bolster knowledge and skills regarding evidence-based practices for autism
Note: Participation optional. Must completed Phase 1 to participate
Month 3 & 4: Weekly Virtual Learning Community Meetings
Total Duration: 14 hours
Stipend: $200 upon completion
Purpose: Facilitate transfer to practice by solving implementation barriers.
Note: Participation optional. Must complete Phases 1 & 2 to participate