Program for the Evaluation of Relational Skills (PEERS)

PEERS for Teens

For those aged 13 – 17 years

Download the PEERS flyer

Making and keeping friends is difficult for all of us, but it can be especially challenging for teenagers with autism. 

The 14-week PEERS program helps teens with autism develop social skills critical to friendship and helps parents develop skills to support their teens. 

The program features separate parents and teen sessions. Skill development includes:

  • entering and exiting conversations
  • choosing appropriate friends
  • handling teasing
  • dealing with bullying
  • how to use electronic communication appropriately

Note: The program is designed for teens with autism who are functioning at Grade 6 level or higher. An initial screening assessment will be conducted to ensure appropriateness of application.

Now accepting applications for 2 sessions in 2016 and 2017!

Session 1:      Wednesdays, September 14 to December 14, 2016

Session 2:      Wednesdays, February 15 to May 24, 2017
Time:        6:30 - 8 p.m.
Location: Centre for Autism Services Alberta, 4752-99 St.

For more information or to apply, contact:

Jackie Ryan, Director of Teen and Adult Services
Phone:  780-488-6600, ext. 144


PEERS for Adults

We are currently seeking funding in order to offer PEERS for young adults. Please stay tuned!