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Autistic Parents UK is in the process of setting up local peer support groups. We are aiming to add to our national online community by supporting with the facilitation of local and/or online peer support groups for our members.

Support for Local Groups

We are in the early stages of developing this project, if you'd like to set up a group in your area or become involved with supporting this project in another way please read more below and either fill in our interest form or email us to chat through options. 

Start Up Pack

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Each local group will receive a start up pack which will include:

  1. ​info on APUK and our policy handbook

  2. responsibilities of starting a group and details of our insurance policy

  3. ideas for local group meets

  4. facilitation skills guide

  5. graphics and templates to create your own flyers and posters in Canva.

Training & CPD

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We will be offering all group facilitators and co-facilitators in-house training on facilitation skills to support group setup and maintenance.

There will be regular continued professional development (CPD) opportunities. We will also be funding spaces on The Inside of Autism course by Kieran Rose The Autistic Advocate.

Mentoring & Supervision

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Each local group will have a mentor for regular one to one supervision.

APUK will also facilitate regular online supervision sessions for group facilitators, to share ideas and receive support from their peers.

The APUK team use Slack messaging system which all facilitators will be invited to join.

Resource Library

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APUK will be supporting local groups to build a resource library for volunteers and members to access.

This will also include hard copies of Autistic Parents UK resources and access to all of our online resources.

 

We also hope to facilitate of a book exchange between our local members.