PEERS® for Young Adults was developed at UCLA and is an evidenced-based social skills intervention for motivated adults (ages 18-35) who are interested in making and keeping friends and/or developing romantic relationships. Participants often experience social difficulties as a result of autism, ADHD, or social anxiety.
Young adults and their social coach (usually a parent/caregiver) attend 14 weekly group sessions for 90 minutes per week.
Young adults will learn about:
- developing and maintaining friendships
- conversational skills
- entering and exiting conversations
- appropriate use of humor
- electronic communication
- dating skills
- organizing get-togethers
- handling direct and indirect bullying
- handling disagreements
Participants learn social skills through straightforward, step-by-step instruction, demonstrations, and practice. Social coaches attend separate sessions simultaneously and are taught how to assist the young adults in making and keeping friends.
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