The Development of a Mentoring Scheme for People on the Autism Spectrum

Gemma Dawkins and Damian Milton will be answering your questions in our live online Q&A, Thursday 6 August 2015, 12.30pm (GMT).

Gemma DawkinsDamian MiltonGemma and Damian are Research Assistants at London South Bank University, currently delivering a mentoring scheme for people on the autism spectrum.

Specialist mentoring or coaching schemes for people on the autism spectrum are still rare, and research on the topic rarer still.  A number of work training schemes, life-coaching and 'Access to work' mentoring schemes have been initiated, yet these have not been subjected to good quality evaluations.

In light of this, researchers at London South Bank University are carrying out research on behalf of Research Autism to develop a mentoring programme for people on the autism spectrum and to evaluate the effectiveness of the programme.

Your questions answered

If you have a question for Gemma and Damian about mentoring or how to get involved yourself, join us live on Thursday 6 August. You can also email us in advance with your question: Anoushka Pattenden at events@researchautism.net

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Please note: the views expressed by Gemma and Damian are personal views and do not necessarily represent the views of Research Autism.

25 Oct 2017