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Hands offering PEERS social skills intervention

Posted on: January 24th, 2013

Hands is once again offering PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is a 14-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the 7th-12th grade who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each group session teens are taught
important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during real play activities (e.g. playing sports, board games, etc.).

Parents are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments.

Enrollment is limited. Classes are on Wednesday evenings at Hands. Parent-Teen group attendance is imperative. Parent participation is required.

Deadline to apply was February 15th, 2013.

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