The Autism Mentorship Program (A.M.P.) is a Not-For-Profit Organization founded to support youth with ASD in the community by leveraging the strengths of post-secondary student-athlete volunteers.

Many of the barriers faced by youth with ASD are the strengths of post-secondary student-athletes. We engage, recruit, train, and pair student-athletes with local youth who have ASD. Through weekly/bi-weekly one-on-one meetings, our program participants are able to experience new social situations and environments. The A.M.P. works with local sports organizations to create ASD-accessible and inclusive sporting events. 

 

The A.M.P. is a resource for families with children on the Autism Spectrum that helps relieve some of the challenges associated with caring for a child on the spectrum. The A.M.P. empowers student-athletes to assist with the course of development of our participants through a safe, positive, and constructive relationship with invested and trained volunteers.

 

As an organization founded by youth in support of youth, The A.M.P. prioritizes awareness, acceptance, and action. To deliver on our mission, we work with local sports teams to create ASD accessible and inclusive sporting events. 

Mission Statement

Establish the Autism Mentorship Program as a premier volunteering opportunity for student-athletes while prioritizing the needs, interests, abilities and experience of our program participants. 

A.M.P. will achieve this by following these six core values: 

1. Educate

Preparing our community of student-athlete volunteers for success.

2. Connect

Creating new bonds, linked, and familiarity with participants, their families, and volunteers within the A.M.P. community.

3. Communicate

Preparing our community of student-athlete volunteers for success.

Providing the framework for life-changing reciprocal interactions, new memories, and experiences for our volunteers, participants, and their families.

4. Facilitate

5. Empower

Enabling asset-based community development by connecting and enriching the lives of everyone in the A.M.P. community.

6. Advocate

Promoting a more accessible and inclusive community through our words and actions.

Awareness | Acceptance | Action

The Autism Mentorship Program (A.M.P.) is a Not-For-Profit Organization that engages, recruits, trains, and pairs post-secondary student-athletes with youth who have ASD. Many of the barriers faced by youth with ASD are the strengths of post-secondary student-athletes.

Through one-on-one meetings, the children are able to interact with new people, environments, and activities aimed at improving their social and motor skill development. The A.M.P. also works with local sports teams to create ASD accessible and inclusive sporting events. The A.M.P. is a resource for families that not only helps to relieve the burdens associated with caring for a child on the spectrum, but also aids in their child’s course of development through a safe, positive, and constructive relationship with trained post-secondary student-athletes who are invested in their lives.