Emory Autism Center 2020 Summer Conference has ended
The Emory Autism Center’s Monarch Summer Conference is for anyone involved with the education of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) including educators, vocational providers, behavior specialists, school administrators, paraprofessionals, speech and occupational therapists, rehabilitation counselors, school psychologists, parents, family members, mental health providers, families of individuals with ASD, and individuals with ASD.

We are featuring 25 sessions with top notch speakers in education and transition for students with ASD. Please identify the appropriate track (parent, education, transition) that will fit your interests/needs in order to identify sessions to attend.
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Wednesday, July 15 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
6B Exploring the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®): Evidence-based Practice for Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism

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The PEERS® (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) Curriculum is a manualized, evidence-based, and ecologically valid social skills training for adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The PEERS® curriculum is taught over the course of 16 weeks and focuses on how to make and keep friends, as well as how to manage conflict and rejection. Each lesson consists of didactic instruction, as well as role-plays, behavioral rehearsals, and homework assignments. During this presentation, participants will be introduced to the 15 topics covered during the curriculum, as well as have the opportunity to participate in an abridged version of one of the didactic lessons.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will learn who the PEERS curriculum is designed to benefit.
  2. Participants will be introduced to the skills covered within the PEERS curriculum.
  3. Participants will have an opportunity to participate in an abridged version of a PEERS lesson.

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Molly Tucker, MSW

Training and Advocacy Specialist, Center for Leadership in Disability- Georgia State University

Wednesday July 15, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Downstairs 6B