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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 4/2017

28-01-2017 | Original Paper

Mentoring University Students with ASD: A Mentee-centered Approach

Auteurs: Nicole Roberts, Elina Birmingham

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 4/2017

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Abstract

This study presents a conceptual understanding of how mentorship is experienced by the participants of a mentorship program for university students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We interviewed the participants of the Autism Mentorship Initiative at Simon Fraser University. A grounded theory approach was used to systematically organize data from interviews and documents to reveal themes that were salient to the mentees (students with autism; n = 9) and mentors (neurotypical students; n = 9). The following five main themes were identified and interrelated under the core theme of A Mentee-centered Approach: (1) The Natural Progression of the Relationship, (2) The Supportive Mentor, (3) The Meeting Process, (4) Identifying and Implementing Goals, and (5) Learning Together. An in-depth analysis of a mentorship process is described.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Mentoring University Students with ASD: A Mentee-centered Approach
Auteurs
Nicole Roberts
Elina Birmingham
Publicatiedatum
28-01-2017
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 4/2017
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-016-2997-9