PEERS Registration Now Open!

PEERS Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for our 2021 PEERS group!  


What is PEERS? 

The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is world-renowned for providing evidence-based social skills treatment to preschoolers, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, and other socio-emotional problems. 

Please see our PEERS Program page for more details: https://ldsociety.ca/peers/ 


Who can benefit from PEERS? 

This program is suitable for teens between the ages of 13 – 15 who are motivated to improve their social skills and learn how to make and keep friends. Please note that we may expand the age group for this PEERS session based on interest, so if your child falls slightly outside of the age requirements but may still benefit from PEERS, we encourage you to apply!  


When will PEERS be offered? 

Parent and Teen sessions will run simultaneously on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. The program is 16 weeks long and will be held from January – April 2021.  


Where do the PEERS sessions take place?

Our Learning Centre in East Vancouver (3292 East Broadway). If required for public health and safety reasons, we may offer PEERS online.

How do I register for PEERS? 

Apply via our online application form.

Interested families should register as soon as possible as spaces will be on a first come first serve basis; we recommend applying before December 10, 2020. 

Families will be contacted in December to confirm placement within the program. Please note that this application does not guarantee admission into the program. 

 

Info Night on November 10th: Discover our New Program to Help Kids Make and Keep Friends

Info Night on November 10th: Discover our New Program to Help Kids Make and Keep Friends

LDS is pleased to announce that we are expanding our programming to address the need for social skills intervention!  
 
The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is world-renowned for providing evidence-based social skills treatment to preschoolers, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, and other socio-emotional problems. 

The Learning Disabilities Society will run a 16-week program that focuses on helping teens build confidence in making and keeping friends. 

Please join us online, via Zoom, on Tuesday, November 10th from 6 pm  7 pm to learn more about PEERS and get early access to our application form. If you are interested in attending this event, please register your interest.