PEERS Social Skills Program

Our PEERS Program was recently featured on KOAA News Channel 5!

The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS® Program) is world-renowned for providing evidence-based social skills treatment for preschoolers, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, and other socio-emotional problems.

PEERS® for adolescents is a 14-week, evidence-based social skills program for motivated teens in middle and high school interested in learning ways to make and keep friends. The Teens program is open to clients age 13-18 who have difficulty initiating and maintaining friendships. Teens learn social skills through didactic instruction, live demonstrations by trained coaches, and extensive practice via group play activities, while receiving real-time, individualized coaching from clinical staff. Regular attendance is imperative to program success.

Covered skills include:

  • Trading information
  • Two-way conversations
  • Electronic communication
  • Choosing appropriate friends
  • Appropriate use of humor
  • Entering a conversation
  • Exiting a conversation
  • Get-togethers
  • Good sportsmanship
  • Teasing and embarrassing feedback
  • Bullying and bad reputations
  • Handling disagreements
  • Rumors and gossip


How do I sign up?

  1. Follow the link below to complete a brief PEERS Program application
  2. Our PEERS Coordinator will call to schedule a free 30-minute telephone intake
  3. After the phone intake, both the teen client and parent/caregiver coach must attend a PEERS® orientation appointment/FBA with our clinician to determine if enrollment in the program is appropriate

PEERS Coordinator: Brooke Martin, MS, BCBA (