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Project PEERS for ASD & ADHD, ages 13-17: Thursdays 4-5:30PM September 7 – December 14, 2017 (no Group on November 23)

Location: MUSC IOP 5 South, 67 President Street, Charleston, SC

*Note that we are also recruiting males age 14-17 to participate in a research study on Learning Enhancement Through Neurostimulation using the PEERS curriculum. Compensation is available to participants.

Project PEERS is a social skills training program for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD.

Wondering about admissions criteria? For PEERS …

  • Teens must be motivated to attend and want to learn skills in order to make friends
  • Teens must be verbal and able to sit and listen to a lesson for approximately 90 minutes
  • Teens must be of an average or higher cognitive level
  • Teens and parents must be able to commit to the full 14-week program
  • One assigned parent or guardian must be able to commit to attending each week to be trained as their teen’s social coach
  • Teens must be willing to join an extracurricular activity
  • Parents must be willing to have their teen join an extracurricular activity
  • Parents must be willing to host get-togethers for their teens and help their teens make phone calls and attend get-togethers with other teens

To schedule an intake, call (843) 792-9162 and request a Project Rex Assessment. Once the intake is complete, contact administrative assistant Lavinia Bowens at (843) 792-0037 to confirm attendance in the group series.

Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early for sign in and registration. This group includes a required, concurrent parent/guardian component.

Medicaid covers the program 100% and most private insurance is accepted. There is a discount for self-pay.

Questions about signing up? Check out our Frequently-Asked Questions page.