“Let’s create a class instead of the typical social skills programs!” With this statement began the development of this innovative evidence-based curriculum for secondary students with ASD and their neurotypical (NT) peers. PEERspective is a complete curriculum that teaches high school students self-awareness, self-acceptance, relationship building, conflict resolution, managing stress and wellness, and many other topics that have lifelong impact on students’ lives.
Comments from our evaluators:
“I am a supporter of inclusion, so I like that this model emphasizes using peers to support the learning of social skills for individuals with special needs.”
“The program, which can be used by special educators as well as by speech therapists, emphasizes the importance of learning social skills so individuals with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder can improve their social interactions, develop and maintain relationship and communicate throughout their daily lives.”