Presented by Mina Park, PhD at the Fall 2012 Autism Research Institute Conference
In this interactive and lively presentation, Dr. Park provides an overview of PEERS, an empirically supported social skills program for adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their parents. Within the framework of solid research evidence, concrete rules and steps of social etiquette will be highlighted to promote the development and maintenance of friendships for adolescents with ASD.
Mina Park Ph.D. is a post-doctoral fellow in clinical psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. She received her doctorate from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and gained extensive training in Pivotal Response Treatment at the UCSB Koegel Autism Center. She is a PEERS certified provider and facilitates the parent training groups for adolescents and young adults with ASD through the UCLA PEERS Clinic.