Peer Mentoring is a personalized, self-advocacy training service. This service pairs the participant with a mentor that is alike in age and speciality to help the participant learn how to advocate for themselves in the community, as well as in social and professional situations. The mentor is available to provide support and assistance the participant may need to effectively transition into post-secondary training, education, and employment.

Mentoring Services Include:

• Informing of available services in the
community
• Assisting with application processes
• Helping participant schedule appointments
• Discussing college options/arranging
campus tours
• Helping participant participate in job fairs
• Coaching on interpersonal communication
• Assisting with identifying transportation
options in the community

Program participants must be 18 or over, graduated from high school and motivated to participate.  Scroll down to complete registration form. 

TEAM

  • Michele Brindle
  • MaryAnn Russell
  • Priya Chobe
  • Alina Alvarez

TIME

1 hour once a week

Frequently Asked Questions

Executive function is a set of mental skills that include working memory, flexible thinking, and self-control.

One of the ways young adults with autism can learn professional skills is by having a mentor. In our Peer Mentoring program, the participant is paired with a mentor that is alike in age and speciality to help the participant learn how to advocate for themselves in the community, as well as in social and professional situations.

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Social Skills

PEERS®

PEERS® is a 14-week evidence-based social skills training program for ASD adults who are interested in learning skills to make and keep friends and develop romantic relationships.

VIPworks

VIPworks is a partnership between ASD Adult Achievement Center and Bright Feats Directory.

Expressive Arts

Expressive Arts is a 7-week art class designed to help better manage anxiety and stress while increasing one’s overall well being and sense of wonder.

Executive Function Skills

Task Masters

Task Masters is a step-by-step group coaching program designed to help ASD adults develop the necessary executive function skills needed to meet daily responsibilities.

Youth Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentoring is an intensive, time-limited self-advocacy training service. This service uses “like-aged” peers to help youth learn how to self-advocate for the community, social and professional supports needed to…

Independent Living Skills

Launch Pad

Launch Pad is a step-by-step life coaching program designed to launch ASD adults into greater independence.

Youth Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentoring is an intensive, time-limited self-advocacy training service. This service uses “like-aged” peers to help youth learn how to self-advocate for the community, social and professional supports needed to…

Life Coaching

Life Coaching looks towards the future, and setting goals, as opposed to counseling or therapy that delves into past traumas or events.

Self-Advocacy

Self Advocacy is designed for ASD adults to develop the skills needed to better communicate their strengths, abilities when interviewing with potential employers or applying to trade schools, colleges. 

Job Readiness Skills

VIPworks

VIPworks is a partnership between ASD Adult Achievement Center and Bright Feats Directory.

Career Success Shop

Career Success Shop has been designed to help you understand your skills, interests and values as you think about your future. It will help you to match your strengths to possible careers.

Job Placement Services

Job Placement – Here at ASD Adult Achievement Center, we have the honor and privilege of working with a population of high functioning young adults on the autism spectrum.