Mentorship for Autistic School Staff: A Prerequisite for Career Success

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This chapter delves into the significance of enduring mentorship throughout one's career to achieve success as an Autistic school staff member. While highlighting the importance of mentorship, Yasmeen shares personal accounts of informal mentorship that have proven to be highly effective. Yasmeen also outlines the potential pitfalls of a lack of mentorship and identifies the qualities that distinguish an effective mentor. By offering valuable insights, this chapter can support employers in understanding the needs of Autistic school staff so they can achieve success in their professional career.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLearning from Autistic Teachers
Subtitle of host publicationHow to Be a Neurodiversity-Inclusive School
EditorsRebecca Wood, Laura Crane, Francesca Happé, Alan Morrison, Ruth Moyse
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherJessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages59
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • intersectionality
  • strong interests
  • teacher training
  • issues of revealing diagnosis
  • race
  • the strengths of autistic teachers
  • leadership
  • mentorship


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