1:1 Mentoring can help autistic university students in identifying their strengths and challenges and in finding strategies which can enable people to reach their potential whilst at university.
DSA funded Specialist 1:1 Autism Mentoring
Starting university can be incredibly exciting but can also a difficult and stressful time, particularly for students with autism. A 1:1 mentor can be a key person in supporting a student to have a smooth transition into university, reach their potential and help them to achieve their goals.
We are registered with DSA QAG as Non Medical Helper (NMH) providers and have over 7 years experience in providing autism mentoring, supporting many students to navigate their way through university and develop a better understanding of their needs and the strategies which can support them.
1:1 Mentoring can help students with autism with the following areas (for example, list not exhaustive);
Developing and understanding social relationships
Support in understanding communication
Support with managing time and workload
Helping to break down assignments
Developing organisational skills
Dealing with perfectionism
Strategies to help in addressing depression and other mental health issues
Liaising and communicating with lecturers and academic staff
Promoting positive mental health
Support in understanding how autism affects you and strategies which may support you
Help in identifying any sensory issues and strategies to help in addressing these
For more information on eligibility and how to apply for DSA see link below; https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas/how-to-claim