This event is in the past. See all current events.
[email protected] / [email protected]
Looking for a way to support your teen to learn friendship skills?
PEERS® (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) for Adolescents is a 16- week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens in middle and high school who are interested in learning new ways of making and keeping friends. This internationally acclaimed program, used in over 35 countries, was originally developed at UCLA by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson. During each group session, teens are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during socialization activities. Parents are provided information on how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by helping to expand their teen’s social network and providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments. This program is suitable for teens with ASD of at least average cognitive ability who are willing to participate in a virtual group setting.
During the sessions, Teens will learn how to:
- Use appropriate conversational skills
- Use humor appropriately
- Use electronic communication
- Enter & exit conversations
- Be a good host during get-togethers
- Be a good sport
- Handle arguments and disagreements
- Change a bad reputation
- Handle rumors and gossip
- Handle rejection, teasing and bullying
Sessions will run on Tuesdays from January 18, 2022 – May 17, 2022, from 4:00 – 5:30 pm each week.
Parent participation through weekly socialization homework assignments is required.
Interested? Have Questions?
Attend the 1-hour virtual PEERS information session hosted by POPARD on November 16, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm by clicking the link below. No advance registration required.