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AUTISM CLINICAL CENTER

PEERS® Program

Need Help Fostering Friendships?

The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) 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. In separate sessions at the same time, parents 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 – 17) 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

  • Thursdays, 5:00–6:30 pm
  • January 20–April 21, 2022

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.

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

To register please email socialkidsclub@childmind.org

Phone contact: 646.863.5485 (Emma Calkins)