February 5, 2019
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PEERS® (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) for adolescents is a 16-week evidence-based parent-assisted social skills intervention for socially motivated teens ages 14-17 who are interested in learning new ways of making and keeping friends. During each group session, teens are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills within the group.
During the course of this 16-week program, teens will learn how to:
Use appropriate conversation skills
Be a good host during get-togethers
Find common interests by trading information
Make phone calls to friends
Appropriately use humour
Choose appropriate friends
Enter and exit conversations between peers
Be a good sport
Handle rejection, teasing and bullying
Handle arguments and disagreements
Handle rumours and gossip
Change a bad reputation
In addition to the adolescent attending group, parents are expected to attend each week and participate in learning how they can assist their teens in making and keeping friends. Parent sessions are run in a separate room (at the same time and location as the adolescent group). Note: Teen and Parent attendance and participation is required at each session.
Schedule: Group runs from 6:00 – 8:00 pm every Tuesday from February 5th – May 28th, 2019 (no group will run Tuesday March 12th)
Participant Age: Age 14-18
Cost: FREE (Participation of both teen and parent required)
Location: CMHA WW – 485 Silvercreek Pkwy N, Guelph, ON
Eligibility: Adolescent with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Must be currently enrolled in Ontario Autism Program (OAP). To inquire if your teen is enrolled in the OAP contact Erinoak Central Intake at 1-877-374-6625 or 905-855-2690, then press 1 to be directed to Intake.
Support Needs: This group is designed for individuals who are able to participate with minimal support. The individual may need some prompts to stay on task, and is able to communicate wants and needs effectively. The individual does not require behavioural redirection.
Registration: Deadline to register is January 20th, 2019 (Registration does not guarantee a space in the PEERS® group. Pre-screening will be conducted by CMHA WW staff to determine group participants. To be eligible, the teen and parent(s) must successfully complete both a telephone and in-person interview).
To pre-register for the PEERS® group or enrollment information please contact:
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519.763.5812 ext. 28
Your child’s first and last name
Your first and last name (parent or caregiver)
A confirmation e-mail will be provided as registration is conditional on confirming that your child is
enrolled in the OAP.