Mentoring is not counselling, though they have areas in common. A mentor is an informed, considered person, who will build rapport with you, get to know you, listen to your concerns and challenges and help you make well thought out plans and strategies to not only overcome, but succeed. Just as importantly, they will help you celebrate your victories and make the best of your strengths. Mentoring can cover not only your work life but your past, present and future. For our autistic clients, you might be keen to hear that we do not expect eye contact. We love fidget gadgets, understand stimming and we celebrate you as an individual. If you are a student, we understand mentoring can overlap with study skills in certain areas, for instance, our mentors are excellent teachers of public speaking and presentation skills.
Mentoring for Parents Through the Ever-changing Development of Their Autistic Child
Here at CoomberSewell Enterprises we appreciate that watching your young child, whether they are autistic or not, become a successful adult has its own set of challenges and concerns. This is why we offer mentoring to parents to help them develop their knowledge of autism and to understand their autistic child.
We realise that every family is different, but we also recognise the temptation to carry on helping later on as they transfer into adulthood. Universities and the work place do not welcome this, indeed our children sometimes perceive as meddling. We will listen to your concerns, your feelings of loss tinged with pride and excitement. and work with you to develop coping strategies for yourself and your changing relationship with your offspring.
We understand because we live it too!