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A review of mentoring guidance for students on the autism spectrum

Milton, Damian and Sims, Tara (2015) A review of mentoring guidance for students on the autism spectrum. In: Morris, Becky and Perry, Tom and Hand, Michael, eds. Papers from the Education Doctoral Research Conference Saturday 29th November 2014. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, pp. 124-130. ISBN 978-0-7044-2856-0. (KAR id:62646)


This paper reflects upon the initial stages of a project being conducted at London South Bank University (LSBU) regarding mentoring for young adults who are on the autism spectrum, locating problematic issues with current guidance, before giving an overview of the proposed project and its methodology. Much guidance that has been written for preparing and supporting people on the autism spectrum in post-compulsory education has been done so from a clinician’s perspective (VanBergeijk et al. 2008, Gelbar et al. 2014). Where there are some possibly valuable insights in such accounts, they would be open to criticism by a number of autistic scholars and activists (Milton, 2012a, 2014). Upon review of current practice guidance, this project will offer an alternative to student mentoring guided by the Personal Construct Theory (PCT) of George Kelly (1955).

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Autism, Mentoring, Participation, Emancipatory research
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC553.A88 Autism. Asperger's syndrome
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Funders: [UNSPECIFIED] Research Autism
Depositing User: Damian Milton
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 07:08 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:47 UTC
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