Autistic Parents UK

Autistic Parents UK (APUK), is a national user-led non-profit organisation aiming to build support for Autistic parents (parents who are Autistic) in the UK. Parenthood can be an amazing yet challenging time for all, but Autistic people may experience specific challenges and often lack effective support from family, friends and professionals.

APUK was set up by a group of Autistic parents, who felt a gap in support available for Autistic adults, especially during parenthood. After many months of planning, the association officially formed in November 2020, and plans are in motion to become a charity.

Autistic Parents UK are trialing a number of different methods of supporting and facilitating mutual peer support connections. We work reflectively and flexibly with our members to move towards being inclusive of the needs of all individuals in the community we build together.

As well as facilitating a group and one-to-one peer support network, APUK is committed to supporting Autistic parents in a number of ways, including:

  • regular blog articles, from Autistic parents sharing lived experience
  • monthly webinars with well-known Autistic Advocates
  • free-to-access training for autistic parents (such as perinatal education and approaches to parenthood workshops)
  • training and supervision for professionals
  • monthly giveaways to increase accessibility to literature and support relevant to Autistic parents

Autistic Parents UK (APUK), is a national user-led non-profit organisation aiming to build support for Autistic parents (parents who are Autistic) in the UK. Parenthood can be an amazing yet challenging time for all, but Autistic people may experience specific challenges and often lack effective support from family, friends and professionals.

APUK was set up by a group of Autistic parents, who felt a gap in support available for Autistic adults, especially during parenthood. After many months of planning, the association officially formed in November 2020, and plans are in motion to become a charity.

Autistic Parents UK are trialing a number of different methods of supporting and facilitating mutual peer support connections. We work reflectively and flexibly with our members to move towards being inclusive of the needs of all individuals in the community we build together.

As well as facilitating a group and one-to-one peer support network, APUK is committed to supporting Autistic parents in a number of ways, including:

  • regular blog articles, from Autistic parents sharing lived experience
  • monthly webinars with well-known Autistic Advocates
  • free-to-access training for autistic parents (such as perinatal education and approaches to parenthood workshops)
  • training and supervision for professionals
  • monthly giveaways to increase accessibility to literature and support relevant to Autistic parents

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