The Science of Making Friends is based on UCLA’s acclaimed PEERS program, the only research-based approach in the world devoted to helping adolescents and young adults with autism make and keep friends. This step-by-step guide offers strategies for parents, educators, and others to provide “social coaching” to teens and young adults on the autism spectrum. Author Elizabeth Laugeson and the groundbreaking PEERS approach have been profiled in People magazine.
Many socially challenged teenagers and young adults do not know how to successfully end a phone conversation. The following excerpt offers great advice on how to handle a social interaction that can often be tricky.
The Science of Making Friends is available for purchase here.
The Science of Making Friends: Helping Socially Challenged Teens and Young Adults (2013) – 9781118127216