PEERS Clinical Intervention
PEERS is an evidence-based and empirically-supported intervention designed to help motivated teens with ASD learn how to make and keep friends. Teens are taught and shown important social skills, and are given the opportunity to practice these skills during socialization activities. While teens are in their own session, parents/caregivers have their own facilitated sessions where they learn how to assist their teen by expanding their social network and providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments.
The program is designed for teens ages 13-18 with an autism spectrum disorder and without cognitive impairment who are motivated and interested to participate. Involvement includes parent/caregiver and teen attendance at all 14 sessions. Each session is 1.5 hours and is held weekly.
Dates and Times
Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00. April 6 – June 30, 2021
$1000 registration fee + transaction fees = $1030.18
This intervention is overseen by Dr. Adam McCrimmon, R.Psych. Dr. McCrimmon is an Associate Professor at the University of Calgary and the Director of the Autism Spectrum Education, Research, and Training (ASERT) lab. He is a Certified PEERS Provider. The program will be administered by four graduate student clinicians who are familiar with ASD and have been trained on the PEERS program and curriculum.
The program will be held online via Zoom until further notice.