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Eligibility

Are you interested in mentoring or being mentored? Check the criteria below to see if you’re eligible to be a mentor or mentee!

Mentees

AMP mentee applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Autistic (able to provide proof of diagnosis)
  • 14-18 years old
  • English language ability (written, spoken, or AAC)*
  • Resident of 7-county Twin Cities metro area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, or Washington County)
  • Have access to computer/tablet/phone/etc. with reliable internet connection
  • Able to commit to meeting with a mentor via Zoom for 1 hour per week during the upcoming school year
  • Able and willing to participate in an affiliated University of Minnesota evaluation study of AMP during the 2022-2023 program cycle

If you or your teen meet the above criteria, apply here!

Mentors

AMP mentor applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Autistic (able to provide proof of diagnosis)
  • 18+ years old
  • English language ability (written, spoken, or AAC)*
  • Resident of 7-county Twin Cities metro area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, or Washington County)
  • Have access to computer/tablet/phone/etc. with reliable internet connection
  • Able to commit to meeting with a mentee via Zoom for 1 to 1-1/2 hours per week during the upcoming school year
  • Able and willing to participate in an affiliated University of Minnesota evaluation study of AMP during the 2022-2023 AMP program cycle

If you meet the above criteria, apply to be a mentor! Mentors will receive a stipend for their contributions to AMP.

*Though we cannot accommodate non-English speakers at this time, we hope to be able to in the future.