Is there a young adult in your life who could use some help in social situations?
Starting this January, Transitions is presenting PEERS®, an in-depth course aimed at
helping young people succeed socially. Anyone within the targeted age group can register.
What is PEERS®?
• The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills
• A manualized social skills training intervention for adolescents and young adults
• Developed at UCLA in 2005 by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson and
• Dr. Fred Frankel
PEERS® will help the students with:
• Interacting with others
• Developing relationships
• Entering groups
• Building confidence in social situations
• Navigating bumps in relationships
• And more!
Who can take the PEERS® course?
• PEERS® has a strong evidence base for use with teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorder.
• It is also appropriate for teens and young adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression and other socioemotional problems.
• Students should be either high schoolers in grades 9 to 12 or young adults ages 18 to 26.
• Each student must also have a “coach” attend sessions at the same time as them with a different instructor.
o Coaches can be parents, caregivers, siblings or anyone committed to helping the student
o Coaches will learn to develop and encourage the skills learned.
• This 16-week course takes place every Tuesday from January 5 to April 19 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
• The cost is $350 and covers both the student and the coach. Scholarships may be available upon request.
• All classes take place at Transitions, 2736 State Highway 30, Gloversville, 12078.
• The instructors for this course are Certified PEERS® Instructors Mary Kaye Ormiston, speech-language therapist and behaviorist, and Victoria Morrison, speech-language pathologist.
For more information and to register, call Terry Williams at (518) 775-5384 or email email@example.com.