Evidence based Social Skills Curriculum for ages 14-30. PEERS® is a manualized, social skills training intervention for youth with social challenges. It has a strong evidence-base for use with adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder but is also appropriate for adolescents and young adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other socioemotional problems.
Classes are virtual.
Students begin and end the 16-week program together. A social coach (usually a parent) is required to attend with the student. While Barbara teaches, Holly meets with the social coaches to instruct, problem solve and encourage.
Students are given weekly “homework,” which is to be completed. For example, the first week’s homework is to have a phone conversation, trade information and try to find a common interest.