“Our relationship has matured”: Improving parental relationships through specialist peer mentoring for autistic university students

Published May 2019
Abstract
The lifelong nature of autism spectrum disorders has implications for those with autism and their families, with many parents continuing to support to their children well into adulthood. Transitioning to adult roles, such as that of a university student, can be challenging for both autistic young adults and their parents. Specialist peer mentoring (SPM) has been proposed as one approach, which may be effective in mitigating the challenges of transitioning to university for autistic young adults. This study aimed to explore the experiences and perceptions of parents of autistic young adults who participated in a SPM designed to support the transition to university.

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Thompson, C., Bolte, S., Falkmer, T., & Girdler, S. (2019). “Our relationship has matured”: Improving parental relationships through specialist peer mentoring for autistic university students [Poster]. International Society for Autism Research 2019 Annual Meeting, 1 May. International Society for Autism Research.

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