Easter 2019 Activities


Join us this Easter for fun ‘stuff”! 


Check out all the details in our latest Newsletter

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

2019 Easter Newsletter

2019 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 2019

Autism and Behaviours we find Challenging 2019

****This course is now full****


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 Thursdays ALL Sessions must be attended

 28 February, 7, 14, 21, 28 March, & 4 April


All Saints Youth and Community Hall, Roman Place, Didcot, OX11 7ER

£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, or have a good understanding of autism. 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 … Read more »

Fact File – Download our directory of useful services and information!

Fact File – a directory of services

We have produced two versions of our Fact File directory – one for children and another for people aged 16 and over. The Fact Files provide useful information about services in Oxfordshire as well as some national services.  Both versions cover a variety of issues including education, play and leisure, and benefits.We recommend you download it, or refer to it whenever you are looking for information.

The Fact File is unlikely to include everything – but it’s a good place to start!

Click HERE for:  Fact File Children and Young People   (opens a PDF in a new window)

Click HERE for:  Fact File for People Aged 16 and Over  (opens a PDF in a new window)

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STAFF VACANCIES- We are recruiting!

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

Our ethos is to nurture, enable, and inspire young people with autism  – if you can do the same – we look forward to hearing from you!

Current Vacancies


Saturday Youth Group Coordinator  

£11.88 per hour, 3.75 hours per week

Hours: Saturdays 9:30am – 12:30pm Term Time only, plus additional planning time. 

Location: Wolvercote, Oxford.   

Start Date: September 2019

Closing Date: Friday 21 June 2019           Interviews: Saturday 29 June 2019

We are looking for a creative, organised and inspiring Youth Group Coordinator to lead our youth group for 8 – 12  year olds with Asperger Syndrome/Higher Functioning Autism. You will be responsible for running the youth group, planning and organising activities, line manage two Youth Support Workers and team of volunteers, produce quarterly reports, and liaise with parent/carers, and our family support staff.

Working hours are Saturdays 9:30am – 12:30pm term-time only (39 weeks) as well as an additional 0.75 hours per week for planning, or attending periodic staff meetings or training.

If you have at least 2 years’ experience of leading group activities with young people with autism, are a motivating leader, have excellent organising skills, and are reliable – we would like to hear from you!

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

To Apply: See ‘To Apply for any post’ section below  

Saturday Youth Support Worker   

£10 per hour, 3.25 hours per week

HoursRead more »

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