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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's for General Enquiries

What is the mission of The A World UK?

Our mission is to be an advocate for Autism, and support as many families as possible within the local community, visit our mission page to learn more. 

Who does The A World UK support?

At The A World UK, our mission is clear: to make the world a better place for individuals on the autism spectrum. We are a non-profit organisation dedicated to advocating for and supporting the autistic community within the North of England.

Does The A World UK receive any funding?

At The A World UK, we take pride in being a self-reliant and community-driven organisation. We do not receive any external funding from government sources or grants. Instead, we rely on a combination of methods such as sales of pre-loved donations within our community stores, FUN-d-raising and sponsorships from individuals and companies to support our mission of making a positive impact on the community and the environment.

Do you have any job vacancies or volunteering opportunities?

Please visit our vacancies page for current job vacancies. Yes, we have a variety of volunteering opportunities available, please visit our volunteers page for further information on how to get involved.

Can I sponsor The A World UK for an event?

We would be thrilled to have you as a sponsor for one of our upcoming events. Your support is instrumental in allowing us to offer a variety of events and funded services, and we genuinely appreciate your willingness to sponsor us. To get the sponsorship process underway, please get in contact with our team. They will be delighted to provide you with all the necessary information.

How can I stay up to date on the latest news and events?

In a world where information is constantly evolving, staying up-to-date with the latest news and events is a vital part of being an engaged member of The A World UK.

 

1. Sign up for our Monthly Newsletter: One of the easiest ways to stay informed about the latest news and events is by subscribing to our monthly newsletter.

2.  Follow Us on Social Media: The A World UK maintains a strong presence on various social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.  By following our official social media accounts, you can get real-time updates on the latest news, upcoming events and join our amazing community. We share not only our content but also engage with our followers, offering a space for discussion and community building.

 

3. Visit Our Website Regularly: Our website is your go-to source for information regarding The A World UK. We update our website regularly, so be sure to visit our website frequently to stay informed.

FAQ's for events

 

How do I request tickets for upcoming events?

Tickets for all of our events are to be requested directly through The A World UK website.

What is the eligibility criteria to request tickets?

As a non-profit organisation supporting the autistic community within the North of England, those wishing to request tickets MUST currently reside within the North of England, and at least one member of your group MUST have either an autism diagnosis or be on the autism pathway. 

What will I need to request tickets?

When requesting tickets you MUST upload either a autism diagnosis letter OR a referral letter stating that the recipient is on the pathway. 

What proof do you accept?

  • Diagnosis documents either NHS or private.

  • A dated referral letter stating that the recipient is on the pathway.

  • Appointment letter that states recipient has an autism diagnosis. 

  • A letter from your doctor stating that the recipient has an autism diagnosis. 

  • EHCP's where it states that the recipient has an autism diagnosis. 

 

What we do NOT accept as proof?

  • DWP letters.

  • Screenshots from the NHS app.

  • Blue Badges.

  • Cinema/Access cards.

What is the cost of attending an event? Are there any discounts available?

Ticket prices vary with each event, and year due to the increase in the cost of living. We do not offer discounts as all tickets to  The A World UK events have been heavily subsidised by The A World UK.

Is there a limit on the number of tickets I can request?

Yes there is a limit, we also ask that you only request tickets for your immediately family to ensure that we can support as many autistic individuals and families as possible. 

Can we request tickets for siblings as well?

Yes. We ask that you only request tickets for immediate family i.e. parents/carers and siblings. To ensure more families can benefit from the event. 

Do I need to buy a ticket for my baby who is less than 1 year old?

Yes. Every person that will be attending the event requires to purchase a ticket regardless of age.

Do carers need to buy a ticket?

Yes. Every person that will be attending the event requires to purchase a ticket.

Can I get a refund for or transfer my event ticket if I can't attend?

Unfortunately, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you are unable to attend but would like to gift your tickets to another family, please get in touch with our bookings team who will be able to allocate your tickets to another family on our waiting list.

FAQ's for Memberships

How do I become a member of The A World UK?

Please visit our membership page for more information, and to request an application form.

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