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WorkshopASD Training on the PEERS ® for Adolescents,Young Adults/Adults
DepartmentESU#3 Student Services
Default ContactAmy Harvey
Default LocationESU 3
DescriptionPresenters:  Teri McGill, Metro Region Coordinator and Annette Wragge, State Coordinator, NE ASD Network, and ASD Team Members

Audience:  Counselors, Psychologists, Parents, Educators, Individuals on the Spectrum, Community Providers, Transition Specialists, anyone wishing to provide evidence-based social skills training.

Description:  This workshop is designed to provide an overview of the PEERS Curriculum for Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Social Challenges. The presentation will include an overview of the PEERS curriculum, along with information regarding the administration and implementation of the Adolescents and Young Adult/Adult Social Skills lessons. The PEERS curriculum provides an evidence-based social skills treatment for adolescents and young adults with ASD, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression and other social difficulties, and has an emphasis on friendships and relationships.

Some of the topics that are included in the manual and will be addressed in the training include:
 -How to appropriately use electronic forms of communication
 -How to appropriately use humor and assess humor feedback
 -How to handle arguments and disagreements with friends and in relationships
 -How to handle rejection, teasing, bullying, and rumors/gossip

*PEERS ® Manual provided