The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is a social skills training intervention program for socially motivated youth interested in learning skills to help them develop and maintain friendships. During sessions, participants discuss and practice strategies related to different situations. Structured parent education sessions are provided to review strategies and lessons, in order to ensure success in developing and maintaining friendships.
Participant Age: 15-17
Ratio: 3 participants to 1 staff
Location: Virtual. Will be delivered live via Zoom and the following are required to participate:
Start Date of PEERS program: Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Parent Session: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 – Wednesday April 11, 2022
First session (Wednesday, January 12, 2021): 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Remaining sessions: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Supported Person’s Session: Thursday, January 13, 2022 – Thursday, April 21, 2022 5:00pm – 6:30pm
End Date of PEERS program: Thursday, April 21, 2022
Pre-Screen: Prior to registration for any group, the child or youth will participate in a group pre-screen. A group pre-screen is an opportunity for the child or youth to see what a group at Kerry’s Place Autism Services looks likes. Based on the staff members’ observations during the group pre-screen, and in consultation with the child or youth and their caregiver, our experienced staff will make recommendations for any service that might best meet the needs of the child or youth. Participating in a group pre-screen does not guarantee that the child/youth will be enrolled in a particular group or service. Pre-screens are valid for 6 months and are only needed once prior to registering for a group
Last Available Pre-Screen – Saturday December 11, 2021
Registration opens: Monday, September 27, 2021
Registration closes: Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Cancelled by Kerry’s Place: Kerry’s Place may cancel a program due to low enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. If this occurs, and the activity cannot be rescheduled, a full refund will be issued with no administrative fee charged.
Cancelled by Supported Person/Family: Cancellation must be received at least 7 days before the start of the workshop/training. A full refund, minus a $25.00 administrative fee, will be applied when 7 days’ notice is provided. If 7 days’ notice is not provided, a full refund will only be issued if the vacancy can be filled. Refunds will not be issued for a missed day during a training session.