Get involved and support our appeal


From 1 April 2024, funding for our family support work and youth groups will be significantly reduced. This situation has led us to make some tough decisions and changes to our services, to preserve the future of the organisation.

The impact on our Family Support service is devastating. Sadly, our two Family Practitioner roles are being made redundant and we will reduce our family support services.

We will continue to fundraise for family support services, however, in the meantime, we will only provide Online Q&A sessions. Until our funds and staffing grow, we can not provide any one-to-one advice or support to parents/carers or young people.

Full details can be found in this letter to parents/carers


We urgently need your help.

There are many ways you can help – you could donate, fundraise, volunteer at our youth groups or events, volunteer your admin or technical skills, or write to your MP. 



We rely on donations and grants. Please donate whatever you can – your support will help us to continue to make a difference to the lives of autistic children and young people and their families.

Please CLICK HERE to donate – thank you. 


There are many ways you can fundraise – it can be a big or small event. Ideas include:

A sponsored event challenge – it could be a walk, run, skip, or another challenge – big or small.

Nominate us as a charity to benefit from an event – for example a school fete, corporate event, or musical/theatre production.

Sell goods – a cake sale, car boot sale, or Spring Clean and donate the proceeds from your sales. 

Set up a regular donation via Standing Order – please set this up via your bank or EMAIL US for assistance or a form. 

Request donations instead of gifts at an occasion, for example, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries or Christmas. 

Leave a legacy in your will. Please EMAIL US for details. 

Assist us with a fundraising event – help with administration, publicity, and running the event.

Download resources to get started with your fundraising idea.

Download these resources to get started on your fundraising idea. 

Set up a JustGiving page – Justgiving is a safe, easy, and trusted way to collect donations and advertise your fundraising. It’s quick and simple to set up and allows people to donate. Here’s a guide: Set up your Justgiving page.

Print a Sponsorship Form to collect donations: Sponsorship Form 

Poster: Download a template poster where you can enter your own details: Poster template 

Our logo and stickers: Download our logo and Sticker 1  Sticker 2 to us on your invitations, posters, and social media – spread the word about your fundraising!  

Let everyone know about your fundraising!

AFSO’s social media, email bulletins and newsletter
We would love to advertise your event on our social media, and/or feature a story in our newsletter before and/or after the event. If you would like us to do this, then please let us know EMAIL US.  

Please send us photos of your event which we could use on our social media and newsletter EMAIL US.


We are always looking for volunteers to join our team. There are many ways to volunteer – at a youth group or event, volunteer your admin or technical skills, or feature in a radio or TV interview. 

Volunteer at our youth group
Download the Role Description for details about our youth groups and the role of a youth group volunteer. 
Then please download and complete a Volunteer Registration Form

Volunteer your admin or technical skills, or feature in a radio or TV interview
Please download and complete a Volunteer Registration Form

Write to your MP and Councillor    

You can write to your local MP and Councillor to let them know that due to funding cuts to Autism Family Support Oxfordshire, there has been a reduction in one-to-one advice and support for families living with autism in Oxfordshire, and families must now pay to keep our youth groups open. You could include why you think our services are valuable and the impact of losing the services. To contact your MP and Councillor go to 


From befrienders to youth club workers and occasional helpers at events, Autism Family Support Oxfordshire relies on people like you giving their time.