The active ingredients of specialist peer mentoring for autistic university students
Despite wide recognition of the benefits of post-school education in improving life outcomes for autistic adults the university completion rate for autistic adults remains below that those with and without disabilities. University environments are inherently unpredictable, with high social demands, which may overwhelm autistic students. This unpredictability can exacerbate executive functioning difficulties in planning and prioritising tasks. The aim ofthe study is to identify the active ingredients of specialist peer mentoring (SPM) and examine its impact on autistic university students.
Thompson, C., Bolte, S., Falkmer, T., & Girdler, S. (2019). The active ingredients of specialist peer mentoring for autistic university students [Poster]. International Society for Autism Research 2019 Annual Meeting, 1 May. International Society for Autism Research.