Project PEAK Training
In 2008, the Oklahoma Legislature passed updates to the law affecting school district professional decelopment programs, requiring all districts beginning in the 2009-10 school year to offer at least one time per year, training in the area of autism from early childhood programs through grade three. The training must include a minimum awareness of the characteristics of autism, resources available, and an introduction to positive behavior supports to challenging behavior.
Project PEAK, an effort of the Child Study Center, OU Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, has launched a new "Train the Trainer" module meeting this requirement. The Autism Center of Tulsa hosted the first of Tulsa area training opportunities in August 2009 and will continue to host these sessions. The sessions feature a large binder with reproducibles and Power Point presentation on CD suitable for future training presentations. For more information, contact Project PEAK at or click here.