MESA Project

Training • Workshops • Technical Assistance

Professional Development for Educators & Service Providers

For over 20 years, the MESA Project (formerly Project PEAK) has provided technical support and professional development for educators and professionals that work with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Our team brings together the combined experience of certified special education teachers, speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, board certified behavior analysts, and psychologists. We work with existing professional development and technical assistance programs and local parent groups to support local efforts to build capacity and strengthen evidence based practices within school districts. Our technical assistance services are tailored to the needs of each individual school or district and can range from consultation for a single student to program modification or development district-wide.

Statewide Trainings & Workshops

We also offer a broad range of professional development opportunities through statewide trainings and workshops throughout the year. The trainings cover a broad range of ASD related topics and include everything from basic ASD awareness training to multi-day workshops that provide in-depth, hands on learning opportunities. These trainings are led by experience members of our School Support Services team as well as by nationally respected trainers, researchers, and clinicians.

Upcoming Trainings

Technical Assistance

  • Training
  • Technical assistance
  • On-site collaborative consultation
  • Mentoring, coaching, and demonstration teaching
  • Information dissemination
  • Program evaluation, and quality assurance
  • Links to educators and professionals from other disciplines

Outcomes

  • Increased capacity of schools and service providers to provide appropriate assessments and effective programs for children with ASD
  • Retention of qualified personnel
  • Enhanced partnerships with families
  • Families, schools, and service providers are supported at the local, regional, and stage levels
  • Children with ASD reach goals fo personal independence and social responsibility
  • School Support Services are provided by an interdisciplinary team consisting of certified special education teachers, speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, and psychologists

Early Access

Autism Screenings & Awareness

Early Foundations

Early Intervention & Inclusivity