Autism News: Social Skills Training for Young Adults with Autism

Effectiveness of Social Skills Training Program (PEERS) Studied in Young Adults with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism News Update: Individuals with autism often continue to experience difficulties in social settings as they enter young adulthood.  However, little research involving social skills training programs for young adults with autism has been performed.  Recent research examined the effectiveness of the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relationship Skills (PEERS) for young adults … [Read more...]

Autism News: Research Looks at Efficacy of UCLA PEERS Social Skills Program

Efficacy of PEERS Social Skills Development and Maintenance of Learned Skills Researched

Autism News Update: Several strategies have been employed to help autistic adolescents develop important social skills.  One of these is the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relationship Skills (PEERS).  A recent study attempted to determine how effective the PEERS program is at helping high-functioning autistic teens learn social skills.  It also attempted to determine if the … [Read more...]