PEERS Training in Lincoln Area Draws Educators, Parents, and Providers from across the State
On January 30, 2020, ASN presented an extremely high-quality training for educators, parents, and providers who work with (or live with) teens or adults on the autism spectrum. It was called the “ASN PEERS Training Event,” and featured a day-long interactive presentation from the Nebraska ASD Network that showed attendees how they might implement the innovative, evidence-based PEERS curriculum.
While the event took place in at the “ESU 6” building in Milford (approximately 17 miles west of Lincoln), it drew attendees from Grand Island, Lincoln, and the Omaha metropolitan area, as well as points beyond.
The curriculum was developed at UCLA in the early years of this century and now leads the industry in social skills-building curricula in the autism world.
Presenters included Annette Wragge, M. Ed, BCBA, of the Nebraska ASD Network, and Mary Schlieder, the 2008 Nebraska Teacher of the Year and a member of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year.
Groups listened to presentations, watched videos produced by the curriculum authors at University of California at Los Angeles, and engaged in small group discussions about how they might implement the PEERS programs in their own professional settings (schools, therapy offices, homes).
For more information about the ASN PEERS Training series, click HERE.