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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 16-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. Parents, caregivers, or a designated social coach attend separate sessions and are taught how to support social network growth and provide feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments.  


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.


  • 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


Mondays, October 16, 2023 – January 29, 2024

  • 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Young adult group, in-person
  • 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Parent group, in-person or remote


  • In-person
  • Child Mind Institute, 215 East 50th Street, NYC

Additional Information

A 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 | Application proccessing fee: $150

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