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Podcast: Mentoring during the Time of COVID-19

This podcast episode is the audio taken from a recent ADCET webinar, Mentoring during the Time of COVID-19.

Over the last few years, a number of universities have implemented specialist peer mentoring programs to support students on the Autism Spectrum with their studies. While many of us appreciate the positive impact these can have for students on the spectrum, what’s the impact for the mentors? This podcast draws on the experience of a panel of student mentors from across Australia to explore the personal and potential professional benefits of being a mentor. Mentors will also share their insights on the impact of COVID-19 on their role and for their mentees, and will offer some suggestions for supporting students on the Autism Spectrum during these times.

The podcast is hosted by Debbie Hindle. Debbie has been coordinating the University of Tasmania's Specialist Peer Mentoring Program (Speerment) since it’s inception in 2017. She was also the Project Officer responsible for compiling the resource: How to Transition to Tertiary Education: Helpful Hints for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Debbie is appreciative that a key part of her knowledge in this area has been informed by nearly a decade of experience as a mentor to someone on the Autism Spectrum.