Specialist Mentoring and Employment Support
for adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions and other neurodiverse conditions
AS Mentoring was launched in 2013 by a small team who had spent several years working together as core staff of Prospects, the National Autistic Society’s specialist employment service. Over the years our team has continued to grow allowing us to meet the increasing demand for AS Mentoring's specialist mentoring and employment support.
Our collective experience has given us a detailed understanding of the needs of job-seekers and employees with Autism Spectrum Conditions, of the parallel needs of employers, and a deeply-rooted commitment to a programme of workplace inclusion which aligns and addresses the two.
is to support our clients to achieve their potential as individuals and to facilitate their social inclusion through employment.
is of a world where it will be completely routine and ordinary to employ people with autism.
What our clients say
Anna taught me how to tell clients about my Asperger’s and how to ask for adjustments. She used her vast professional experience to describe how firms are run, how to unearth hidden workplace rules and how to apply such rules wisely. Anna’s unwavering encouragement has helped me to become more confident being who I am.
A couple of years ago, I was facing challenges both in my personal and work life. This, left me feeling lost and trapped which impacted my ability to function on a day–to–day basis. I felt there was limited awareness by management around how the challenges were impacting me. Due to the sensitivity of the situation, two professionals in the Autism field recommended that I reached out to David as he has a reputation for resolving workplace matters in a very positive manner. I cannot agree more with the recommendation.
Your support has helped him [Seb] move forward towards a better quality of life, for his future , helping him to gain more control of his life and his condition.
There is no doubt that without David's support over the last year and his on-going support, I would not have been able to maintain myself in work.
Before I started working with Laura I was continuously seeking answers to my problems, including depression and anxiety. I especially wanted to understand why I found socialising so difficult. I wanted to fix myself: to become a less flawed version of myself. The thought that I was in some way defective kept returning. Having worked with Laura for a year I have come a long way in accepting my autistic self, which has been the key to knowing myself as a whole person. I am now enjoying a stage of self discovery. There were no flaws within me that required a solution: I needed someone to help me find myself.
Anyone receiving an AS diagnosis and does not know what to do next should definitely contact ASM.
The Consultants are very knowledgeable and helpful. I am currently studying for a postgraduate qualification and I am finding the support very useful in enabling me to cope with the course. Without this support I would probably not be able to do this as my consultant makes sure I stay motivated and keep on track.