PEERS® : Social skills training for adolescents and young adults

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1288 W Cordova St

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Vancouver, BC V6C 3R3

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Social skills training for adolescents and young adults -PEERS®

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ASN is pleased to invite Connie Ng to share us about PEERS®: the Social skills training for adolescents and young adults.

The PEERS® program was originally designed by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson at UCLA and is an evidence-based, social skills intervention program for motivated teens in high school and young adults who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends.

Overview of presentation:

-What are the social deficits among teens with ASD and the importance of improving friendships?

-What are effective methods of social skills instruction?

-What do teens and young adults learn in the PEERS® program?

-What are the research findings?

Bio. of Guest Speaker:

Connie Ng is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and is an associate of ABLE Developmental Clinic. She received her Master of Education with a concentration in Autism and Developmental Disabilities from the University of British Columbia. She has been working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder for over 15 years in home-based programs based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. She is a teacher for the Surrey School District and has been teaching in a classroom setting for over 10 years. Connie is also a certified PEERS® provider for both the adolescent and young adult social skills training program. Connie works in close collaboration with the family and other team members to successfully develop and implement technically sound and contextually appropriate support plans that improve student behavior and quality of life.

The registration would open Jun 11,2019. Be sure to click "going" or "interested" ( on facebook) to ensure you get the notification when registration goes live.

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