Social skills are very significant tools to success in the workplace and our community. Individuals with autism spectrum disorder many times struggle with engaging and maintaining conversation with peers and adults. iRISE2, Interest and Relationships Impacting Social Engagement and Employment, Mentoring Program provides high functioning individuals diagnosed with autism the opportunity to engage in a supportive one-to-one mentoring relationship. As a dedicated, professionally trained mentor, you will be able to provide guidance, support and friendship through social engagement and exploring employment interests with your protégé.
Must be at least 21 years of age or older
Open to maintaining a 1-year mentoring relationship
Minimum of 4-6 hours a month based on your availability
Valid Driver’s License and Auto Insurance
Successfully complete Volunteer Background Screening
"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn"-Benjamin Franklin