The Science of Making Friends for Teens and Adults with Autism: The UCLA PEERS Program

Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson

Presentation Overview
This webinar provides an overview of one of the only evidence-based social skills programs for teens and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Developed at UCLA by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson, the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is an empirically supported social skills intervention aimed at the development and maintenance of meaningful relationships for people on the spectrum. This lively and engaging webinar includes a summary of the program and its outcomes along with concrete examples of skills taught in the PEERS course, including role play videos of targeted skills related to making and keeping friends.

* Please note: Due to internet connection difficulties on the day of the recording, you will notice some issues with audio and video quality. Closed captioning (CC) is not avalible for this video. We apologize for any inconvenience.