Mentoring Students with ASD to Success in College Environments


Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

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Conference Presentation

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The pilot study presentation describes the implementation of a peer mentoring program through the inter-institutionalization collaboration at a university setting. The impact of an individualized goal-setting program to help students develop self-determination skills needed to succeed in the higher education and housing environment provides an opportunity for “adulting,” a phenomenon experienced by current young adults. Peer training modules were developed and the program implemented by occupational therapy and psychology graduate students. Data were gathered from both qualitative and quantitative measures; outcomes and preliminary results addressing the effectiveness of incorporating occupational performance skill sets into a peer-led mentoring program will be presented.

Conference Name

15th Annual Milestones Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference