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PEERS Social Skills Program

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PEERS
 
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Next date Next: Wed 27 Sep 2017

When is it happening?

  • Wednesdays, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, Wed 6 Sep 2017 – Wed 13 Dec 2017

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Age 13 to 17 years

Learn how to make and keep friends, and develop relationships, with PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills).

PEERS is a 15 week evidence based social skills intervention program for young people who have autism and are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. PEERS was originally developed at the University of California, Los Angeles by Dr Elizabeth Laugeson.

This fun, motivating and engaging program sees participants attend with their parents, who then guide and support their child on the journey to making and keeping friends. Parents are encouraged to provide feedback to their child in the form of coaching during weekly homebased assignments.

The program covers a range of topics, specifically targeting the key social skills and activties that young people often need to develop, these include:

•             How to use appropriate conversational skills

•             How to find common interests by trading information

•             How to appropriately use humor

•             How to enter and exit conversations between peers

•             How to be a good host during get-togethers

•             How to make phone calls to friends

•             How to choose appropriate friends

•             How to be a good sport

•             How to handle arguments and disagreements

•             How to change a bad reputation

•             How to handle rejection, teasing, and bullying

•             How to handle rumors and gossip

 

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

You can use your NDIS package to purchase this service:

Contact us for more price information.

 

Place are limited for this popular program. To secure your position, or to ask any questions fill out the form on this page or call us on 1300 888 378.

 

I’m interested

 

Call 1300 888 378
 

Only addresses of other locations
Allambie Heights Campus
187 Allambie Road
Allambie Heights, NSW 2100