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The development of a mentoring scheme informed by young people on the autism spectrum

Martin, Nicola, Milton, Damian, Sims, Tara, Dawkins, Gemma (2015) The development of a mentoring scheme informed by young people on the autism spectrum. In: NADP Conference, 20th-24th July 2015, Manchester, UK. (Unpublished) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:62776)

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Abstract

At the 2007 forum ‘Successful Futures for Adults with Autism’, people on the autism spectrum were asked to share their thoughts on existing models of support and how they would like support to be. The participants highlighted difficulties they experienced with navigating social life. There was a common feeling that existing models of support for adults on the autism spectrum, such as befriending, were not helpful. Many said that they would benefit from time-limited, goal-oriented, specialised mentoring. Participants identified they would benefit from support with managing practical and financial affairs; accessing education/training opportunities; securing and maintaining employment; and maintaining good physical and mental health. As a result of this, the Research Autism Mentoring Project was instigated with the aim of developing a user-informed and evidence-based mentoring service for adults on the autism spectrum.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
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: 15 Aug 2017 07:50 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:47 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62776 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Milton, Damian: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3825-6194
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