Improving the educational experiences and outcomes of students on the autism spectrum in Montgomery County, MD

PEERS for Young Adults at the Center for Assessment and Treatment

  • 01 Sep 2020
  • 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Center for Assessment and Treatment
PEERS for Young Adults
Center for Assessment and Treatment
Location: 8401 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 1000, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Cost: Call CAAT at (240) 424-0184 for pricing information.
Registration: Registration is required. 
Dates: Runs for 16 weeks starting in September, Tuesdays at 7:15pm

Contact: caatadmin@caatonline.com or 240-424-0184

PEERSĀ® for Young Adults (Ages 18-29) is a 16-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated young adults, who are interested in learning ways to make and keep friends, navigate social interactions, mange conflict and rejection and develop romantic relationships. During each group session, young adults are taught important social skill by didactic and role play models. They are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session while receiving individualized coaching from our clinical staff.

Parents/Caregivers are taught how to assist their young adults in making and keeping friends by providing feedback through social coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments.

Topics of Instruction:

How to find common interests by trading information

How to use appropriate conversational skills including starting and maintaining conversations

How to find sources of friends

How to appropriately use humor

How to enter and exit group conversations

How to handle rejection and direct or indirect bullying

How to organize and have successful get-togethers

Rules for forms of electronic communication

How to handle arguments and disagreements

Dating etiquette/skills

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