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.

Skills Covered:

  • Conversational cues
  • Electronic communication
  • Direct & indirect bullying
  • Handling disagreements
  • Organizing get-togethers
  • Dating skills
  • Choosing appropriate Friends
  • Using humor & assessing humor feedback

Program Details:

  • 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.

  • Timing: 

    • 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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About PEERS®

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.