Being a neurodiverse child or adult can be challenging when trying to navigate a world designed for neurotypical people.
At Autism Mentors, our compassionate team is here to help you every step of the way, providing practical guidance, information and resources on a variety of topics including anxiety, emotional regulation, sensory needs and much more.
We work 1:1 or in small groups with neurodiverse people, their families, schools and other professionals to provide effective solutions for their overall mental well-being,
Don't hesitate to reach out to us for a free, no-obligation consultation or just an informal chat. Our team is always here to support you.
Welcome to Autism Mentors
At Autism Mentors, our mission is to challenge the negative and outdated perception of neurodiversity. We believe that no-one should be made to feel like there is something wrong with them, and that they need to change in order to fit in. Instead, we aim to create a more inclusive society that recognizes and supports the unique needs of each individual.
We envision a world where Neurodivergent people are celebrated for their differences, rather than being ostracised for them. We believe that the solution to this does not lie in trying to change the person, but rather in changing the world they live in to be more understanding of their individual needs. By working towards this goal, we hope to create a brighter and more inclusive future for all.
Parents & Carers
Our team understands through both personal and professional experiences that helping your child, whatever their age, is top priority and that is why, where possible, we believe that being able to work collaboratively with parents/carers is extremely important.
Whether you have just received a long awaited diagnosis for your child, are in the process of getting a diagnosis or your child has had a diagnosis for a long time but now needs some extra support we are here to work with you to give your child the best support for their current and future needs.
We can help you with understanding how your child’s neurodiversity is being displayed and why, how best to parent your neurodiverse child, support with attachment bonds and much more.
Neurodiverse Children & Adults
Neurodiverse children and adults may at some point in their lives need extra support to navigate the world around them.
Our team cover a wide range of topics such as sensory processing, relationship with peers and/or family, transitions, what masking is and how to unmask, rejection sensitivity, hyperfixations and understanding their/your own diagnosis.
We also work with children and adults to become more independent within the community, taking them/you out to learn how to manage money, specific anxieties experienced outside of the home, communicating and interacting with others either 1:1 or in small groups and transitioning amongst activities.
These are just a handful of topics our team covers, so please don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your or your childs/adults individual needs to see how we can help.
Nursery, School, College & University
Here are Autism Mentors we understand that the research and training around neurodiversity is quickly changing and evolving to help the neurodiverse become better understood and not feel the need to mask, to better help with overall mental health and better accepted by the world.
Our team can help staff keep up to date with the new ideas, training and in-sites from those in the neurodiverse community in order for those within your setting to be able to access a wide range of educational settings with well trained staff.
We offer a range of services from full staff training to more individualised programmes with smaller staff training and help with fulfilling a child’s ECHP requirements.
Neurodiversity Affirming Support!
The traditional model of Autism refers to a 'Spectrum Disorder' and lists the impairments common in diagnosed children and adults including lack of empathy and poor communication skills. Recent research into the double empathy problem and authentic communication has shown this to be incorrect and we need to move away from this outdated view of Autism which puts deficits at the front of any support plan.
Neurodiversity is a concept that recognises and values the diversity of human neurocognitive functioning. It treats neurological differences such as Autism and ADHD as a normal aspect of human diversity rather than a disorder to be treated and cured.
At Autism Mentors we proudly support this and our aim is always to educate and challenge the traditional societal assumptions about what is considered 'normal' so that we can work towards being a more inclusive society.
What people say
We saw the changes in our child in the first couple of weeks and the results we continue to see each week are both pleasing and promising.
— R. Bastian