“Optimizing the Journey”
The Peak Center for Autism is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for children with autism based on the principles of applied behavior analysis.
Our goal is to increase socially significant behaviors and functional skills while decreasing maladaptive behaviors that may hinder daily life for the child. We believe that the best outcomes are reached through early intervention tailored to individual needs through evidence based interventions in applied behavior analysis. We believe in working with families to share, teach, and incorporate these principals into their daily lives. We believe that applied behavior analysis is an effective treatment and intervention for children with autism.
At the Peak Center for Autism, we believe that we have an obligation to uphold best practice, which means using interventions that are validated in current research.
Tatiana Peak, M.A., BCBA
Executive Director and Owner
Tatiana Peak was born and raised in Burlington Township, NJ. She has four amazing kids, Jaylen, Ricky, Evelyn and Bellarose who all share her love for all things Disney. Tatiana graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2009 with her Bachelor of Art’s degree in Psychology, with a concentration is Forensic Psychology and a minor in Social Service Advocacy. She continued her education at Rowan University, where she earned her Master of Art’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2012. Tatiana is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and is also a Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Instructor (CPI). Tatiana has over 12 years experience working with children with developmental disabilities. She has worked with children from three to 21 years old as a one-to-one aide, program facilitator, behavior specialist, and parent trainer. Tatiana has also presented posters at the American Psychological Association Conference (APA, 2009) and the Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference (ABAI, 2013). Tatiana opened the Peak Center for Autism, an ABA therapy center for children with autism, in her home town. She is also the owner of Peak-Potential Non-Profit, a NJ Non-Profit Corporation. Peak Potential provides events and education for families that are affected with developmental disabilities. Tatiana has dedicated her life to helping children with developmental disabilities and their families while raising awareness and acceptance. It is her goal to provide the highest quality of applied behavior analytic services to her community.
Erin Schneid, MST, BCBA
Erin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who has been working with children on the autism spectrum since 2006. After teaching for six years in a special services school district elementary program she transitioned to the role of behavior specialist for high school and transition students. Erin's experience extends beyond the classroom into both learners home and community settings working with families ABA services and parent training. Erin has a Masters in the Science of Teaching from Rowan University, as well as degrees in collaborative education and American Studies. She attended Penn State University to pursue a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. Erin Schneid lives with her husband, three children, and enjoys running. She is excited to be a part of Peak Center for Autism and cannot wait to support children and their families in reaching their PEAK potential.
Renee Hurff, BCBA
Renee graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Psychology. She completed her Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis in May 2016 at Rowan University. Her graduate research project was on social skills acquisition of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Renee has been working with individuals aged 3-21 Autism and other disabilities for the past 6 years in the classroom, home and community. Renee lives with her husband and son, who has Autism and enjoys sewing and card making in her free time.