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AUTISM CLINICAL CENTER

PEERS® Program | Young Adult

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About the Program

The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) for Young Adults is a 14-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated young adults to help them make and keep friends. During each group session, group members are taught essential communication skills and are given the opportunity to practice with peers. In separate sessions at the same time, caregivers or a designated social coach are taught how to support social network growth and provide feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments.  

Who

PEERS® is for young adults (18-29) who have:

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

Parents, caregiver or other support persons may serve as social coach in young adult group.

What

  • Learn conversational skills 
  • 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  
  • Dating skills

When

PEERS® Program, Ages 18-29  

  • Mondays, 5:00–6:30 pm
  • October 3, 2022–January 23, 2023

Groups will not meet on 10/31, 12/26, and 1/2.

Where

  • IN PERSON
  • Child Mind Institute, 101 East 56th Street, NYC

Additional Information

A pre-screening with an assessment for group readiness will occur before admission into the group is confirmed. A minimum of 7 participants is required.  The group is capped at 10 participants.  

PEERS® Program Cost: $4200 | Pre-screening Appointment: $300 

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