PEERS®

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PEERS® Social Skills Group for Teens

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 (ages 12-18) who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. Parent participation is required.

Is PEERS® right for you?

  • high-functioning ASD
  • 12-18 years of age
  • desire to socialize with others
  • appropriate behaviour in a group setting

At PEERS® you will learn how to:

  • use appropriate conversational skills
  • find common interests by trading information
  • appropriately use humour
  • enter and exit conversations between peers
  • handle rejection, teasing, and bullying
  • handle rumours and gossip
  • be a good host during get-togethers
  • make phone calls to friends
  • choose appropriate friends
  • be a good sport
  • handle arguments and disagreements
  • change a bad reputation

How much does this program cost and where will it be held?

Cost will be determined by the number of participants. Location will rotate between Brant, Halton, and Hamilton depending on where most interest is shown.

How to register for PEERS®:

Sessions begin Fall 2019. To learn more about the PEERS® program and to let us know of your interest, please email peers@woodview.ca

What if my child is over 18 years of age?

PEERS® for Young Adults may be offered if there is interest. Please email us at peers@woodview.ca

Download the flyer:

PEERS Social Skills Program – Flyer – FINAL-compressed

Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services
69 Flatt Road
Burlington, ON L7P 0T3

Halton: (905) 689-4727
Hamilton: (905) 689-4727
Brant: (519) 752-5308
Charitable Registration Number:
119303923RR0001

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