PEERS @ UW-Stout

Social Skills Group for Adolescents
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PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is an evidence-based, caregiver-assisted social skills intervention for middle and high school students with: Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and other Social Problems.

This 14-week program is for motivated teens in middle and high school who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each group session, teens are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during socialization activities.

Parents attend separate sessions at the same time and are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by helping to expand their teen's social network and providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments. Enrollment is limited. Parent participation is required.

Hear Clay's Story

Dr. Van Hecke at Marquette University talks about the PEERS program.

How to Register

Registration is now open for the Spring 2019 session. Enrollment is limited and processing your registration takes time, so please sign up as early as possible. The cost of the program is $1,000 and can be paid using our secure payment site. Financial assistance may be available. Send inquiries to

We've made registration as simple as possible:

  1. Download and complete the registration form. Once completed, you can scan the form and email it to, or mail the form to the address listed at the top of the form.
  2. We will review your registration and send you a confirmation email.
  3. Payment must be made in full before the first PEERS session. If you are unable to pay or are having trouble with our payment site, please contact us as soon as possible at

Spring Registration Now Open

Thursday nights, Jan.31 through May 9, 2019
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