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Executive Summary: Research Autism Cygnet Mentoring Project

Dawkins, Gemma and Milton, Damian and Martin, Nicola and Sims, Tara and Baron-Cohen, Simon and Mills, Richard (2016) Executive Summary: Research Autism Cygnet Mentoring Project. Project report. London South Bank University, London, UK (KAR id:62657)


The support requirements of intellectually able adults with autism can be just as nuanced as those for people who have significant learning difficulties/disabilities. Intellectual ability can often mask this, leaving individuals without the backup they require in order to thrive. At the 2007 forum ‘Successful Futures for Adults with Autism’ participants’ highlighted challenges around navigating social life, managing practical and financial affairs, accessing education and training opportunities, securing and maintaining employment, and good physical and mental health. Participants deemed existing models of support, often involving being part of a large group, stressful and inadequate. Many expressed preference for a one-to-one relationship (which could then be broadened over time), based on time-limited goal-oriented, specialist mentoring or life coaching.

Item Type: Reports and Papers (Project report)
Uncontrolled keywords: Autism, Mentoring, PCT, Wellbeing
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Damian Milton
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 08:28 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2022 11:43 UTC
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