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Interdisciplinary Autism Consortium Welcomes PEERS Educators from Rufus King International High School
Released: 5/8/2017

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Faculty members Mary Carlson (College of Education), Wendy Krueger (Speech Pathology and Audiology) and Amy Van Hecke (Psychology) are spending two days with local teachers from Rufus King International High School to help them complete PEERS training. PEERS© is an evidence-based, manualized, outpatient treatment program, developed at the University of California at Los Angeles, which provides social skills training for students on the autism spectrum.   

Dr. Van Hecke, Dr. Carlson and Ms. Krueger have been certified by UCLA to provide the PEERS program at Marquette University. This will be the first semester that the new PEERS for School Based Professionals program will be offered in schools in Milwaukee. PEERS for Teens and PEERS for Young Adults study groups on campus usually begin every January and August (subject to staffing capabilities). Marquette will also be piloting the new PEERS for Preschoolers in fall of 2017.

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