Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relations Skills (PEERS®) for Young Adults
PEERS® is a social skills intervention for motivated young adults between the ages of 18-38. Skills learned in PEERS reach far beyond friendship and may help students be more successful in their academics, community, or employment environments.
- Conversational cues
- Electronic communication
- Direct & indirect bullying
- Handling disagreements
- Organizing get-togethers
- Dating skills
- Choosing appropriate Friends
- Using humor & assessing humor feedback
Who: Ideal for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, intellectual disorders, or social challenges
Eligibility: Young adults ages 18-38 are welcome to participate. A learning coach must also be available for a lesson once a week, via Zoom.
Classes are offered 3 times a year
PEERS is a 16-week program
Meets once a week for a 90-minute session
A learning coach
Cost: Funding and scholarships are available
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PEERS® is an internationally acclaimed, evidence-based program developed at UCLA by PEERS Clinic Founding Director Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson. The Zembrodt Education Center’s PEERS program is taught by a certified PEERS provider.