PEERS FOR ADULTS (ages 18-30)
PEERS® for Adults is a four-week evidence-based social skills intervention for adults with autism spectrum disorder over the age of 18 who are interested in expanding and maintaining their social connectedness. During each group session held at SARRC’s Phoenix campus, adults are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills during socialization activities.
PEER MENTOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
At SARRC, PEERS includes a peer mentorship model. This means that for every participate on the autism spectrum, we enroll at least one Peer Mentor without an autism diagnosis. All participants participate in the group together. Pairings change every week so teens with ASD have an opportunity to practice with different Peer Mentors. As a volunteer mentor, you will be demonstrating appropriate social skills, giving feedback to our teens with autism, and actively participating in each session. We are looking for teens who are comfortable initiating conversations, are willing to have phone calls and online get-togethers, and show up each week with a positive attitude. Participants will have better understanding of autism and how to recognize and support neurodiversity in their everyday life.
PARTICIPANTS CAN LOOK FORWARD TO LEARNING THE FOLLOWING SKILLS:
- Using appropriate conversational skills
- Appropriately using humor
- Entering & exiting conversations
- Handling rumors and gossip
- Choosing appropriate friends
- Being a good host during get-togethers
- Changing a bad reputation
Now enrolling: July 11-August 3
- Participants will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m.
- All participant sessions take place in person at SARRC’s 16th St. Campus: 2225 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85006
At this time, we are only accepting private pay. The cost to participate is $750.
For more information on program dates or to register, please contact SARRC's Family Resource Team at 602-606-9806 or contact us online »