PEERS® Lab at UMaine: Friendship Skills Boot Camp
In this online training module, Dr. Sarah Howorth presents the PEERS® Friendship Skills Boot Camp. Participants will be presented with targeted social skills through didactic instruction and role-play demonstrations. Opportunities are provided to practice the social skills independently and with behavioral rehearsal exercises. Dr. Howorth discusses several social skills topics including how to find a source of friends, the skills needed to have a conversation, how to start a conversation, and how to enter a group conversation.
This online social skills training module is recommended for families and professionals who support teens and young adults with autism. This module is offered free, but registration is required. 12 Contact hours will be awarded upon completion of this training.
Register for this training module using our easy online registration for Virtual Friendship Skills Boot Camp.
Sarah Howorth, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of special education and program coordinator for the special education graduate programs in the School of Learning and Teaching, within the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development. Her research interests include social skills and social coaching of individuals with autism and use of emerging technology such as virtual reality and augmented reality to support behavioral, academic and skills instruction for individuals with disabilities. She also has expertise in the following areas: assistive technology, reading comprehension, positive behavior interventions and supports, and improving employment and transition outcomes for individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities.