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Event Name

PEERS Group for Teens
Course/Workshop
For: General public
Provided by: Autism Ontario and Thinking In Pictures Educational Services (TIPES)

Date and Time

Wed Mar 20 to Wed Jun 5, 2019

Location

31 Nadonly Sachs, Ottawa, ON, K2A 1R9

Event Description

Autism Ontario and Thinking In Pictures Educational Services (TIPES) are proud to offer a PEERS Group for Teens – Wednesday March 20 – Wednesday June 5, 2019

PEERS is an evidence-based program to develop social skills. Families of interested teens ages 13-16 can register for screening.
**Registering does not guarantee 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.
Interviews are on a first-come first-served basis and will be conducted in sequence of registration. Space is limited to 12 teens and 12 parents to ensure effective program administration.
This 12 week course is an evidence-based, caregiver-assisted social skills intervention for Teens 13-16 years old with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Cost: $400.00 – Autism Ontario will subsidize $300 per accepted participant; families will be responsible to pay $100 to TIPES on, or before, the first night of the program.

Pre-requisites:
Have friendship problems
Teens aged 13-16 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

Program Details:
1. Registering on Eventbrite for screening
2. Participating in a Phone Screening Interview
3. Participate in an In-Person Interview.. Interviews will be scheduled during the Phone Screening.
4. Confirmation of Enrolment Email Sent
5. Participate in the 12 Week Program.

TOPICS OF INSTRUCTION INCLUDE:

How to use appropriate conversational skills
How to find common interests by trading information
How to appropriately use humour
How to enter and exit conversations between peers
How to be a good host during get-togethers
How to make phone calls to friends
How to choose appropriate friends
How to be a good sport
How to handle arguments and disagreements
How to change a bad reputation
How to handle rejection, teasing, and bullying
How to handle rumours and gossip

More Info

613-224-0729 x 228

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This event is listed under these topics

Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Social Skills and Life Skills
Last modified Jan 13, 2019 11:00am
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