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MoCo PEERS® Social Skills Program

  • 23 Mar 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Starobin Counseling and Jamell White, Ph.D., LCSW-C
MoCo PEERS® Social Skills Program
Location: 3413 Olandwood Court, Suite 104, Olney, MD 20832
Cost: Please contact mocopeers@gmail.com to receive information about cost.
Registration: Registration is required. Please contact mocopeers@gmail.com, 301-417-5979 or 301-613-1766 to receive a screening form and other registration materials.
Dates: Runs through June 1.

PEERS® is an evidenced-based, parent-assisted social skills group model, and it is proven to be highly effective for teens, and young adults on the autism spectrum and with social communication challenges. MoCo PEERS® is offered by certified PEERS® instructors trained by Elizabeth Laugeson, Psy.D., Founder and Director of the UCLA PEERS® Clinic. The groups emphasize learning, rehearsing, and practicing social skills in a warm, supportive, enjoyable, and focused group setting. Group members support each other to actively practice with their peers as they learn and develop tools to improve their relationship skills. The groups also include social coaching sessions for parents or family members. These sessions support parents and family members by teaching them how to be effective social coaches with teens and young adults whom require a greater sense of independence during this time in their lives.

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