Evidence for PEERS Program Effectiveness
Long-Term Treatment Outcomes for Parent-Assisted Social Skills Training for Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders: The UCLA PEERS Program (December 2013)

Dr. Josh Mandelberg and Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson published a manuscript in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (JADD). This exciting new publication details the impressive findings of a 1-5 year follow-up study with previous PEERS participants on their continued progress, and highlights the treatment gains that are maintained for years following participation in the PEERS for Adolescents intervention.  

Evidence-Based Social Skills Training for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders: The UCLA PEERS Program (2011)

People Magazine:  Can Joey Make a Friend?


People Magazine covers the journey of 17-year old Joey Hersholt as he learns how to make and keep friends with the help of the UCLA PEERS Progra. (13 Nov 10)

People Magazine:  Joey Makes Progress

An update on Joey's progress after the article "Can Joey Make a Friend?" ran in the November 22, 2010 issue. (9 Dec 10)

Examiner:  Autistic Teens and Social Skills (28 Aug 10)

USA Today:  Class Helps Autistic Teens Refine Social Skills (21 Aug 09)

Reuters:  Class Helps  Autistic Teens Gain Social Skills (27 Apr 09)

NBC LA:  PEERS Autistic Program:  Child-To-Teen Transition (26 Jan 09)

Pepperdine Voice:  Conversation 101 (Summer 2008)