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PEERS® Social Skills for Adolescents

PEERS® for adolescents is an evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens between the ages of 11 and 17 who are interested in making and keeping friends and/or handling conflict and rejection.

Teens and parents attend 16-weekly group sessions.


Teens are taught social skills through didactic lessons and role-play demonstrations, and practice these skills during group socialization activities. 

Following each 90-minute lesson, teens will have the opportunity to participate in unstructured social time with access to video games, board games and snacks. 

​Parents attend separate sessions on Tuesdays and are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends. 

Parent (or alternative social coach) participation is highly recommended

​Adolescents will learn:

  • Developing and maintaining friendships

  • Conversation skills

  • Entering and exiting conversations

  • Electronic communication

  • Using humor appropriately

  • Organizing get-togethers

  • Being a good sport

  • Handling disagreements

  • Changing a bad reputation 

  • Handling teasing and bullying

Groups are facilitated by Certified PEERS® Providers and supervised by a BCBA

Please note: Some aspects of the original curriculum have been removed or revised to be in-line with our value of celebrating neurodiversity

Diversity Students

Next Teen Groups starts: 

Group runs for: 16 weeks 

Teen Group 

When: Wednesdays 6 - 8 pm

Cost: $90/week ($1,440)

Location: Ajax Community Centre (75 Centennial Road, Ajax)

**Parent participation is highly recommended**

Parent Group

When: Live on Tuesdays 6-7:30 pm 

Cost: $30/week ($480)

Location: Zoom

Learn more about our PEERS® groups and if they would be the right fit for you.

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