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