Evidence for Peers Program Effectiveness

The Huntington Beach Wave: Center Gives Teens with Autism a Haven to Practice Social Skills. (15 May 14)

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.

Measuring the Plasticity of Social Approach: A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effects of the PEERS Intervention on EEG Asymmetry in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. (2013)

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

People Magazine: Can Joey Make a Friend? (13 Nov 10)

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 Program.

People Magazine: Joey Makes Progress. (9 Dec 10)

An update on Joey’s progress after the article “Can Joey Make a Friend?” ran in the November 22, 2010 issue.

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)

Parent-Assisted Social Skills Training to Improve Friendships in Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders. (18 Nov 08)

Pepperdine Voice: Conversation 101. (Summer 2008)

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