PEERS for Teens


Thursday, February 7 - Thursday, May 16    
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Fawkes Burnaby
103-4181 Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC, V5C 2J3

Event host

ABA Learning centre

  • AGES: Grades 7 – 12
  • START DATE: Thursday February 7, 2019 to Thursday March 29, 2019
  • TIME: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • LOCATION: #103-4181 Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC, V5C 2J3
  • COST: $1750

Social Skills Teaching

PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is a 14-week social skills program that teaches middle and high school students (grades 7—12), with high functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome, to make and keep friends.

Created by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson and her colleagues at UCLA, the PEERS program is the only evidence-based social skills intervention for adoles- cents and young adults that has resulted in significant gains in knowledge and use of social skills.

PEERS is taught in weekly, small-group settings, using techniques including didactic instruction, modeling, coaching, behavioral rehearsal, performance feedback, and weekly homework assignments supported by parents/ caregivers.

Parents: We want you, too!

Parent participation is a vital component of the PEERS model. There is a weekly parent group, run by a trained facilitator, in which caregivers learn to be effective social coaches for their child. This group runs at the same time as the teen session.
Additionally, parents will help their child complete weekly assignments (e.g. phoning a friend, hosting a get-together, etc).

Program Topics

Topics include how to:

  • Use appropriate conversation skills
  • Find common interests by trading information
  • Appropriately use humor
  • Enter and exit conversations between peers
  • Handle rejection, teasing, and bullying
  • Be a good host during get-togethers
  • Make phone calls to friends
  • Choose appropriate friends
  • Be a good sport
  • Handle arguments and disagreements
  • Change a bad reputation

Are you interested in learning to make and keep friends? If so, PEERS is for you!


Join us for our OPEN HOUSE to learn more about the programs. Bring your teen along. There will be food, games, and a short presentation about our program!

Open House : Thursday January 17th, 2019 and Thursday January 31st, 2019Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm 

Location: #103-4181 Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC, V5C 2J3

If you are interested and would like to start the intake process, please fill out our online questionnaire on out website:

PEERS for Teens

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