Community Focal Point: PEERS Program

PEERS Program

[Functional Integrated Therapeutic Services]

2820 Roosevelt Road Suite 106

San Diego, CA 92106 (Point Loma)

855-542-2121

For special needs children and teens, there are several programs available to them, both inside and outside of school. But once these teens reach the age of 18 or pass out of compulsory education, there are fewer programs offered to support them and their families. The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS) seeks to fill this void. Aimed at teens between the ages of 18-25 who have been diagnosed with, among others, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, pervasive developmental disabilities, and nonverbal learning disorders, the PEERS ® program is an important resource for special needs young adults and their families.

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Developed at UCLA, this program seeks to help these special needs young adults by providing them with an opportunity to continue learning necessary social and life skills. The 16-week PEERS ® program focuses on:

-Conversational Skills

-Choosing Appropriate Friends

-Finding Common Interests

-Peer Get-Togethers

-Teasing & Bullying

-Sportsmanship & Fair Play

-Use of Humor

The first session of the PEERS ® program will be held on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013. The program lasts from 6:30-8:00pm and will be held every subsequent Tuesday for sixteen weeks (contact for holiday exceptions). Each session of the program is taught by PEERS ® certified instructors.

If your child or someone you know could benefit from the PEERS ® Program, call 855-542-2121 today to find out more information and to reserve a spot in the program!

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