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A Mentoring Program for Students with Asperger and ASDS


York University received a three-year grant in 2008 to launch a peer-to-peer mentoring program for students with Asperger’s syndrome. This mentoring program offers renewed hope for students with Asperger and others mental health challenges. Asperger Syndrome is an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), although Asperger’s Syndrome can be first detecting in childhood, many individuals are not diagnosed until well into adolescence or adulthood.

A Mentoring Program for Students with Asperger and ASDS
This manual outlines the development of the Asperger’s Mentorship Program. Its primary purpose is to provide an explanation of how the program founders developed this university support service, the goals of the program, individual components of the program, integration of research and evaluation, and future development aims. It is important to note, that this manual was not created as a “how-to” resource to develop a mentorship program; however, it may be of assistance to those universities or colleges in the early stages of developing a similar program.


Publisher: York University

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Catherine Ducharme is a bilingual communications specialist based in Toronto. She has been the Content and Communications Co-ordinator for the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC) since April 2012 and administers, an online community for career development professionals in Canada. She is also the editor of Careering magazine, the curator for the CareerWise newsletter and she leads francophone outreach at CERIC. Prior to joining CERIC, Catherine worked abroad for nearly two years and worked as a project manager for Quebec’s sector council for the community sector (CSMO-ÉSAC). She is also a translator.

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