The Autism Mentorship Program (AMP), a unique mentoring concept, pairs autistic youth and adults in meaningful, one-to-one, mentoring relationships designed to provide support for the present and hope for the future.
AMP is a pilot project supported by the Autism Society of Minnesota and driven by a steering committee including autistic individuals, parents and caretakers of autistic youth, Minnesota Independence College & Community (MICC) staff, Bloomington Public Schools’ special education staff, an advisor from MENTOR Minnesota and University of Minnesota academic partners from the Department of Family Social Science and Division of Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience.
AMP will launch it’s pilot program during the 2018-2019 school year at Bloomington Kennedy High School. All mentors for this pilot will be chosen from current students and alumni of MICC.
It is expected that the program will expand for the 2019-2020 school year based upon the findings from the pilot.
We would love to hear from you!
Whether you are a parent of an autistic youth, an adult interested in being a mentor, a school interested in hosting a mentorship program or just interested in keeping up to date with the project, we invite you to join our email list by clicking the Program Updates link below. We also welcome your comments! Please feel free to e-mail us at email@example.com with any suggestions you may have!
AMP is also looking for financial sponsorship.
If you would like to donate specifically to the AMP program, please click the “Donate To AMP” link. All donations using this link will be earmarked specifically for AMP use only. DONATE TO AMP!
Thank you for your interest in AMP!
AMP In the News
KARE 11 News featured AMP on their April 23, 2019 broadcast. Click here to view the story.