Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum: Student Mentor Guidelines

 
  • Description of Resource:

    This is a guide for student mentors engaged in peer mentoring relationships with students on the autism spectrum. It reviews relevant information about autism, guidance about the role of a peer mentor, and tips for effectively supporting students on the autism spectrum to achieve academic and social goals. This resource may be used as a supplement to a mentor training or a match support reference for mentors.

    Goals:

    To enhance the quality of mentoring that is provided by student mentors to students on the autism spectrum.

    Target Population/Eligibility of Target Sites:

    Youth on the autism spectrum

    Corresponding Elements of Effective Practice:

    Training, Monitoring and Support

    Key Personnel:

    None

    Additional Information:

    This guide was made possible by a grant from the Scottish Funding Council in 2009, which has supported not only this publication, but also a research project (led by Charlene Tait of the National Centre for Autism Studies, University of Strathclyde) about transition and retention for students on the autism spectrum, and the delivery of a series of workshops on this topic (jointly delivered by the University of Strathclyde and The National Autistic Society Scotland). More information about this project can be found at http://www.autism.org.uk/studentmentors.

  • Resource Name:

    Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum: Student Mentor Guidelines

    Publisher/Source:

    The National Autistic Society

    Author:

    Catriona Mowat, Anna Cooper, and Lee Gibson

    Date of Publication:

    2011

    Resource Type:

    Mentor Guides and Handouts








  • Evaluation Methodology:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Outcomes:

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    Evaluation Validity:

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  • Accessing and Using this Resource:

    This resource is available for free download in PDF form at http://www.autism.org.uk/studentmentors

















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