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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Virtual PECS Level 1 and 2 Trainings 2021-2022 School Year

Individuals who are nonverbal or have limited speech need a communication system they can start using right now. PECS provides an immediately useful method for requesting things, actions and people, in a way that requires and promotes social interaction. Using the principles of applied behavior analysis, PECS starts by teaching spontaneous requesting and as quickly as possible, moves on to responding to questions as well as commenting about things in the environment.

The OPI Montana Autism Education Project is offering the following (free!) PECS Level 1 and 2 trainings: 

PECS Level 1 Trainings:

December 28-29   (8:00 a.m. Central Standard Time)

January 6-7          (8:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time)

January 13-14      (8:00 a.m. Central Standard Time)

January 17-18      (8:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time) 

January 24-25      (8:00 a.m. Central Standard Time) 


PECS Level 2 Training:

Level 2 - December 9-10  (8:00 a.m. Central Standard Time)

Level 2 - January 27-28    (8:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time)


Things to Know: 

These trainings are only available to public school staff. 

You must complete both days of the training. Trainings are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the designated time zone. 

OPI renewal units (14) will be provided after verification from PECS that you have completed the training. ASHA and/or BACB CEUs are available through PECS only. 

A hardcopy PECS manual will be sent to you for the training. Training registration will close ~14 days before each training to allow for mail delivery of the PECS manual. 

Register for a PECS training here


If you have any questions, please email Doug Doty at ddoty@mt.gov. If you want to know how other Montana educators value PECS training, look here