**CANCELLED** Easter 2020 Activities

**Due to the Corona Virus**

sadly the Easter Activities

have been cancelled.


Check out our
Easter Newsletter
for full details 


Monday 16th March 2020

Click the Newsletter and Application Form
(opens in separate  PDF and Word documents):


2020 Easter Newsletter

2020 Easter Application Form





If you have any queries please contact us by email: info@afso.org.uk 

If your child can not access our Activities – please see the Family Information Directory
which lists other organisations providing activities during school holidays, as well a lot more information you may find useful.


Autism and Behaviours we find Challenging 2020

Autism and Behaviours we find Challenging 2020

Back by popular demand!  

This is a repeat of previous courses, and is intended for parents who have not attended a previous course.

A 6-week course for parents of children with a diagnosis of being on the
Autism Spectrum and living in Oxfordshire

Six Wednesdays ALL Sessions must be attended

 26 February, 4,11,18 March, & 1 April


Chesterton Community Hall, 2 Geminus Road, Chesterton OX26 1BJ

£40 per place (concessions available)

We will be looking at many aspects of challenging behaviour using both behaviour management and therapeutic approaches.

The course will be facilitated by Becky Loveless and Sam Burkin who provide our family support work.
There will also be input from guest speakers, including a young adult on the autism spectrum.

The course will be centred around the needs of the family, and conducted in a warm and friendly manner in which we may share both our wonderful and difficult experiences of the autism spectrum.

Participants of this course MUST be:

  • Parent/carers of children who are diagnosed on the autism spectrum.
  • Parent/carers who are experiencing challenging behaviour.
  • Parent/carers who have fully completed a post diagnostic course. Please contact us if you wish to clarify this. 


  • There is NO CHILDCARE provided, and it is not suitable for children to be present.
  • This course is not for professionals.
  • We aim to run this course twice a year, offering venues across Oxfordshire.

“The approach is practical and shows great understanding of autistic children, very refreshing to be told how it is straight, in a way that we recognise, rather … Read more »

Our New Address and Phone number


We have moved! We haven’t had a chance to update all our referral and application forms yet, but please use the new contact details.

Our new address is:

Autism Family Support Oxfordshire

c/o Abingdon Community Support Service

Crabtree Place

Off Audlett Drive


OX14 3GD

Our new telephone number is: 01235 754700 

There will be a delay in replying to all emails and phone messages while we settle in.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

A new space for Autism 

Our new premises will be a fabulous new space for autism in Oxfordshire. We will soon be sending you more information about this exciting development and how it can help you.

Please support us

Over the next few months we will be fundraising to be able to do more for our children and families – because the demand for our work is so high and we want to continue to be there for all of you.

We would live you to help us with fundraising and volunteering, and will send you more details about how to get involved shortly. We are looking for enthusiastic Casual Support Workers to assist with our Holiday Activities for 8-17 year olds with Asperger Syndrome/higher functioning autism.  You will support young people to participate in activities, assist with running activities, and facilitate social skills and friendships.

For details of what we do and new referrals

  • To refer a new child/young person: You can still make referrals by downloading a form from this website and sending it back to us at the new postal address, or emailing it back to info@afso.org.uk Please note that processing of new referrals will be delayed during our office move.
  • General information: please look at this website
  • Courses: to enquire about our courses, … Read more »

Corona Virus Latest

A message to our Community:

Corona Virus and AFSO


Dear All,


After much consideration, we have decided to suspend all upcoming Autism Family Support Oxfordshire sessions until further notice. This includes youth groups, courses, and our programme of Easter holiday activities.

This is not a decision we have taken lightly but the health and safety of our families, staff and volunteers is of paramount concern to us.  We continue to monitor the situation and plan to review this stance on 21st April 2020. We are considering ways that we can support families remotely and will continue to be active on social media – so that we can keep in touch!  Please follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook using the links below.

Our staff will continue to work, and our aim will be to offer advice, support and information via technology such as the phone, email, skype etc.  During this period the office in Abingdon will not be open to visitors.  So please do contact us by phone or email if you have questions or need support, and we will be happy to help.

If you have already arranged a face to face meeting with Sam or Becky, please read the attachment for further details.

Keep safe and well,

Best wishes

The AFSO team




We are growing and looking for experienced and motivated staff to join our team.

If you can nurture, enable, and inspire young people with autism – we want to hear from you!

Current Vacancies 

Activity Coordinator    

Salary: £7,740 (£23,866 pro rata) 

Hours: 16 hours per week, Term Time only. 

Location: Based in our office in Abingdon, plus visiting our youth groups and activity venues across Oxfordshire. Flexibility and own vehicle is required.

This is an exciting new post for us. We need someone to develop and manage our activities for young people. This is a great opportunity for someone who is exceptionally organised, a good leader, able to build partnerships, has creative ideas and initiative, and experience of working with children or adults on the autism spectrum. The hours are mostly office hours as well as periodical evenings and Saturdays as arranged between the post holder and staff. The post holder will be responsible for managing their own diary, with weekly hours equating to 16 hours a week, term-time only (Oxfordshire school terms, 39 weeks per annum).

Closing Date: Monday 30 March 2020        

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification (a PDF will open):
 Job Description and Criteria: Activity Coordinator

To Apply:  Download the Application Form here   

Casual Support Workers

Salary: £10 per hour
Hours: Flexible work available during Summer and Easter school holidays, plus occasional evenings and Saturdays during term time.
Various locations in Oxford, Abingdon, and across Oxfordshire

We are looking for enthusiastic Casual Support … Read more »

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