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AUTISM CLINICAL CENTER

PEERS® Program | Teen

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Registration is now open! Please fill out the form below and our team will contact you.

About the Program

The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) for Teens is a 14-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens in middle and high school to help them make and keep friends. During each group session, teens are taught essential communication skills and are given the opportunity to practice with peers. Parents attend separate sessions and are taught how to assist their teens by helping to expand their teen’s social network and provide feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments.

Who

PEERS® is for teens (ages 13 – 18) who have:

  • Social/behavioral challenges
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • ADHD
  • Social pragmatic communication disorder

Parent participation is required.

What

  • Learn to initiate and host get-togethers
  • Learn to navigate and appropriately use electronic communication
  • Learn to talk with peers on a variety of topics
  • Learn to solve social conflict and resolve disagreements

When

Mondays, February 3 – June 16, 2025

  • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Teen group, in-person
  • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Parent group, in-person or remote

Where

  • IN PERSON
  • Child Mind Institute, 215 East 50th Street, NYC

Additional Information

A free 30-minute pre-screening with an assessment for group readiness will occur before admission into the group is confirmed. If accepted into the program, there will be a $150 application processing fee.

A minimum of 7 participants is required.  The group is capped at 10 participants.  

PEERS® Program Cost: $4200 | Pre-screening Appointment: Free 

Complete Interest Form

Please fill out the form below and our team will contact you.