PEERS (The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is an Evidence-Based Social Skills Program for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder developed by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson and Dr. Fred Frankel at UCLA. This training is designed for teens (ages 12-17) on the autism spectrum and will consist of: small-group instruction, role-playing demonstrations, social coaching and socialization assignments to help teens learn real-world social skills to help make and keep friends. There will be a concurrent caregiver training to help parents learn how to act as social coaches for their teens outside of the 14 week sessions.
The program will be provided at no cost to families and parents will receive free resources for participation in sessions.
If you would like more information, please contact Jane Ann Worlock at:
518-442-4822 or [email protected]