PEERS® Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills

PEERS® Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills

Mon 1 Feb 2021

Penshurst Centre
02/2/21 to 08/6/214.30pm - 6.30pmEvery Week on Tuesday
Ryde Centre
01/2/21 to 07/6/215pm - 7pmEvery Week on Monday

Learn how to make friends and improve social skills 

PEERS® was developed and is certified from the University of California (UCLA) by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson. The program is evidence-based and delivers results for adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

PEERS® is also suitable for those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression and other social and emotional challenges.

During each group session, individuals are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practise these skills during socialisation activities. Parents are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by providing feedback through coaching, so the skills learned are continuously practised and refined following the program.


What does this program involve?

  • To ensure the program content is age appropriate, PEERS® runs in two streams, with a group for 13-17 year olds and a group for 18-24 year olds.
  • To maximise outcomes for the young people, parents also attend the program at the same time but in a different session, and are taught how to assist and support their teen both during and following the program.
  • Young adults will receive an additional 1:2 coaching session each week to practise skills.
  • Interactive weekly group classes provide the opportunity to practise new skills during each session, then at home or in a familiar environment.


Who is this program for?

  • Designed for young people aged 13-17 and 18-24 years with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety or other social and behavioural concerns.
  • Those wanting to learn ways to make and keep friends.


For more information about the program visit the PEERS® program



Register your interest to secure your spot for the next upcoming program.

Call 1300 888 378, email or complete the registration form at the top of this page.


All youth activities can be packaged under Core Supports, talk to us about how we can make your NDIS plan work for you. 

This program can be funded by your NDIS package, under the following categories:

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469 Forest Road
Penshurst New South Wales 2222
3A Smalls Road
Ryde New South Wales 2112