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Belleville/Trenton Teen PEERS Program (for teens with ASD ages 12-17), 2017

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Autism Ontario, in partnership with Kerry's Place Autism Services Belleville, is proud to offer - PEERS, a social learning group for teens with ASD.

PEERS is a 12 Week evidence based, caregiver-assisted social skills intervention program for teens 12-17 years old with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and other social and behavioural problems. This session will be geared towards teens with ASD.

**Registering does not gurantee your admittance into the program.**

There will be a Registration Process consisting of a Phone Screen & In Person Interview to determine the fit for the program. If the program is the right fit you will be notified prior to the first night to make arrangements to attend.

Registration is on a First-Come, First-Served Basis. Interviews will be conducted in sequence of registration.

Space is limited to 12 teens with ASD and 12 parents to ensure effective program administration.

Cost: $150.00
*If the program is the right fit the fee will be payable to Autism Ontario prior to the first night.

Pre-requisites:

  • Have friendship problems
  • Teens ages 12-17 years old
  • Teens must be interested in attending the program
  • Teens must agree to participate voluntarily in the program
  • Teens must have a consistent social coach willing to attend the program each week
  • Teens must be strongly motivated to attend the program

Program Details:

  1. Register on Eventbrite
  2. Participate in a Phone Screening Interview facilitated by Marnie Potter
  3. Participate in an In-Person Interview with Marnie Potter and Rachel Marks at Kerry's Place in Belleville
    Interviews will be scheduled during the Phone Screening.
  4. Confirmation of Enrollment Email will be sent out, as well as an email for those who are not admitted
  5. Participate in the 12 Week Program

TOPICS OF INSTRUCTION INCLUDE:

Conversational Skills

Dating Skills

Appropriate Use of Humour

Electronic Communication

Peer Entry and Exiting Skills

Having Appropriate Get-Togethers with Friends

Handling Teasing, Gossip, Bullying, and Arguments/Disagreements with Peers

This program is presented in partnership with Kerry's Place Autism Services Belleville.



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