Frequently Asked Questions
News and Announcements
UCLA PEERS® CLINIC
The UCLA Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is a manualized, social skills training intervention for adolescents and young adults. It has a strong evidence-base for use with teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorders, but is also appropriate for teens and young adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other socioemotional problems.
Enrollment and registration for our Virtual Coach research study are currently underway, and applicaitons are being accepted! Please see our PEERS® for Teens and Research sections for enrollment and study information.
PEERS for Preschoolers is currently recruiting families to test the benefit of a social skills group (PEERS® for Preschoolers) for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder between 4 to 6 years of age. *For more information, please visit the PEERS for Preschoolers and Research sections.
We are excited to announce that the UCLA PEERS Facebook page has recently gone live! More information on the UCLA PEERS Clinic can be found on our Facebook page - please show your support by "liking" us at www.facebook.com/uclapeers
The UCLA PEERS® Clinic staff train mental health professionals and educators who are interested in learning and/or implementing the PEERS® intervention and research in their clinical practice. The UCLA PEERS® Clinic is a Regional Center Vendor.
Dates for upcoming PEERS® groups and training seminars can be found on our Calendar.
To find a Certified PEERS® Provider near you, please see our FAQ section.
News and Announcements
Istvan Molnar-Szakacs, a researcher at the Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity at the Semel Institute, was featured August 14 in Science News about music's effect on emotions and the brain. He found autistic children are as adept as other children at identifying emotion in music and show the same level of brain activation when listening to music.
Friends of Semel Event Open Mind Lecture
The most high-functioning and well known person in the world of Autism, Temple Grandin, PhD, will talk about growing up with the disorder and what she has been able to accomplis as a world-renowned designer of humane livestock facilities.
Parking $9 in Lot 5. www.ucla.edu/maps
Admission free but reservations are required. Please call 310-825-8871 or email email@example.com