Using the UCLA Peers® and Other Programs to Promote a Lifetime of Social Competence
This Presentation will discuss the rationale of implementing the UCLA PEERS® and a variety of other programs to help our students with their social learning challenges. Research will be presented to discuss the importance of providing quality social learning interventions to improve the lives of students on the Autism Spectrum. Also discussed will be the long-term benefits of having friends, building relationships, flexible thinking, problem solving, and getting teens involved in extracurricular activities. Emphasis will be placed on approaching autism from a lifetime perspective.