PEERS® For Young Adults

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.

Interested in learning more? Complete our short form here: and one of our staff will contact you soon!

Free Balance & Memory Screenings

Every first Tuesday of the month from 9-10 AM, join our clinical staff as they conduct balance and memory screenings. Participants are assessed for fall risk and memory impairments. Participants are provided with the completed assessments and referral information, if applicable. Register by calling 860-270-0600 extension 100 or email Drop-ins welcome!

Free Dementia Educational Series

Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern CT, in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter, are presenting a monthly 4-part Dementia Educational Series each month for those living with, and caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia.

Presented by Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter

  • Week 1: 10 Warning Signs/Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Week 2: Effective Communication Strategies/Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors

Presented by Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern CT

  • Week 3: Activities of Daily Living and Community Mobility
  • Week 4: Coping for Caregivers

This program is offered in a virtual format and attendance at each session is encouraged. Participation information will be provided upon registration with a valid email address. To get more information and to register, use the links below:

Free Step Safely Program

Coming Spring 2023! Our Easterseals 4-week Step Safely fall prevention program addresses a specific topic each week. Learn activities and exercises that can be incorporated into your daily routine! For more information, call (860) 270-0600 x100.