Autism Peer Mentor Program
The first year of college can be a major transition for incoming students. For students on the Autism Spectrum, having access to a trusted peer mentor on campus who understands this transition and can help them navigate the new environment can be a great benefit.
Students can be connected with a peer mentor through York College's Student Accessibility Services (SAS). Mentors and mentees meet regularly and often communicate between meetings via text, email, and/or phone. During the semester, the Autism Peer Mentor Program also hosts group activities on campus for participants.
Fostering these connections helps ensure a smooth transition into college life, promotes independence, builds confidence and self-advocacy skills, and creates a positive social support network. To help achieve these goals, mentors work with an SAS Specialist and receive training to guide their mentorship experiences.
Interested in participating in the Autism Peer Mentor Program? Want to be an Autism Peer Mentor?