Peer Mentoring

A safe, secure way for autistic community members to connect with autistic mentors, and for parents new to the autism and/or intellectual disability community to connect to parents with longer experience. Apply to be connected today.
Peer Mentoring
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About This Program: 


Autistic self advocates and parents in our community consultations told us about a strong desire to connect with people who have similar life experiences to themselves, but who are a little further down the road. Parents wanted to be able to ask advice from someone who had successfully navigated challenges with their own kids. Self advocates wanted advice from someone who was neurodiverse, and who had developed healthy relationships with others. In response we searched through existing mentorship programs and found that this peer focused kind of program was not available in many areas of Canada.

In preparation for developing this program, AIDE Canada went back to our community and asked more questions about what they would like to see from a mentorship program. Their responses gave us great direction on how best to connect peers in our community. The program will begin operation with a limited number of participants in the fall of 2021. After an initial testing phase, we intend to open the program to a wider Canadian audience. 

Why Join? 


Mentors gain valuable leadership and coaching skills. At the successful completion of the program, AIDE Canada will provide a resume credential and certificate to peer mentors. Protégés gain the assistance of an experienced peer in achieving their personal or professional goals. 

How the Program Works: 


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