PEERS® Online

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024 - Tuesday, June 25, 2024    
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Event host

Pivot Point Family Growth Centre Inc.
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Event Details

Nurturing Social Success: PEERS® for Neurodiverse Youth

In the transition to adulthood, neurodiverse and autistic youth face unique challenges in social interactions. Addressing this need, the PEERS® (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) program, originating from UCLA, is a pioneering social skills intervention. Grounded in research, it equips participants with vital tools for navigating social complexities.

Key Skills Taught in PEERS®:

  • Basic Social Skills: Initiating and maintaining conversations, using verbal and nonverbal cues.
  • Understanding Social Cues: Recognizing facial expressions, body language, and nuances like sarcasm.
  • Friendship Building: Identifying friends, navigating friendship stages, and organizing social events.
  • Conflict Resolution: Handling disagreements, compromise, and respecting boundaries.
  • Online Interactions: Understanding appropriate online behavior and differentiating between virtual and face-to-face interactions.
  • Role-Playing and Practice: Simulated social situations, feedback, and confidence-building.
  • Generalization and Application: Transferring skills to real-life, overcoming anxiety, and integrating into daily routines.
  • Family Support: Insights for parents, consistent home-based approaches, and building a strong support network.
  • Problem-Solving and Emotional Regulation: Strategies for social challenges, resilience, and managing emotional responses.

Empowering neurodiverse youth, PEERS® instills lifelong skills, fostering a sense of belonging and success in a broader community.

The program’s comprehensive curriculum aims to equip participants with a robust toolkit for navigating a wide range of social situations and promoting overall well-being.

This group will be run by our Behaviour Consultant for 1.5 hours, every Tuesday for 14 weeks starting:  March 26 to June 25, 2024, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm 

The cost of this group is $1750.00.

Ages: 13-18 

Join us in supporting neurodiverse youth. Learn more and register  today! 

* Before confirming admission into the group, individuals will undergo a pre-screening assessment to evaluate group readiness.

Families have the option to pay privately or apply their Autism funding to this group.

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