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 Social Skills Training for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (2020-21 Tri-State Webinar Series)

Getting Started with PEERS for Adults: Social Skills Training for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (2020-21 Tri-State Webinar Series)

Audience: Educators, Other District/School Staff | Topic: Autism, Special Education | Hosted by: Office of Special Education

Webinar format. Getting Started with PEERS for Adults: Social Skills Training for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (2020-21 Tri-State Webinar Series)
Webinar format

Presented by: Mary Schlieder Ed.D.
Original Air Date: October 21, 2020

Description:

Adults on the autism spectrum require specialized instruction to develop friendships and social networks. In this webinar, participants will learn to teach adults with ASD how to:

  • Develop and maintain friendships;
  • Handle peer conflict and rejection;
  • Develop romantic relationships;
  • Teach ecologically valid social skills used by socially successful adults;
  • Help adults find sources of friendship with assistance from social coaches; and
  • Learn ways to train social coaches to support individuals with ASD using strategies that ultimately foster dependence in social relationships.

Learner Objectives:

  • Identify social skills deficits among adults.
  • Recognize the importance of improving friendships.
  • Explore limitations of existing social skills interventions and research findings related to social skills instruction.
  • Learn how to implement PEERS curriculum for adults.

Presenter Information:

Mary Schlieder has been a special education teacher and educational consultant for over 20 years. Her areas of expertise include trauma informed classroom instruction, social emotional learning, autism, collaborative problem solving, and peer-mediated intervention. She also has extensive experience as a higher education instructor for several universities, specializing in courses that help teachers, administrators, and school counselors better serve students with mental health and behavioral challenges.

Event Date and Time

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020 -
    2:30pm to 3:15pm

Location

Online


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