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
Each local group will receive a start up pack which will include:
info on APUK and our policy handbook
responsibilities of starting a group and details of our insurance policy
ideas for local group meets
facilitation skills guide
graphics and templates to create your own flyers and posters in Canva.
Training & CPD
We will be offering all group facilitators and co-facilitators in-house training on facilitation skills to support group setup and maintenance.
Mentoring & Supervision
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.
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.
Frequently asked questions
Is there any cost to becoming an APUK Group Facilitator?
There is no monetary cost to becoming an APUK Group Facilitator. We will be providing ongoing support to to ensure the costs to your time and spoons (energy) are not too much for you. We also encourage role sharing to reduce the pressure and commitment of the role.
What are the responsibilities of a Group Facilitator?
Resposibilies as an APUK Group Facilitator could include:
What support will I receive from Autistic Parents UK?
All APUK Group Facilitators will recieve a start-up pack detailing all of the essentials of the role. Each group will also be able to choose a book from our list to start their local resource library.
Will I recieve any training?
Are there any pre-requisites for applying?
As this is a peer support group we only ask that you are a parent and that you are Autistic yourself (self-identification is valid).