Challenging Behaviour & Autism Course January 2018

Challenging Behaviour & Autism 2018

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 Mondays ALL Sessions must be attended

 22,29 January,

5,19,26 February, 5 March 2017


Exeter Hall, Oxford Road,

Kidlington, OX5 1AB

£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 run this course twice a year, offering venues across Oxfordshire and day or evening courses. The course will be in Autumn 2016 (Details TBC)

“The approach is … Read more »

Summer Holiday Fun

Summer Holiday Activities!

** there are still a few spaces left – see the newsletter for details** 

Fun activities for 8-17 year old’s with Asperger’s Syndrome or high functioning autism.

Our Activities are community based and provide opportunities for young people to participate in fun ‘stuff’ with their peers; and we try our very best to facilitate socialising and friendships!

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

Some of the local holiday activities are also included at the end of the Newsletter.


  • Age restrictions are strict. young people must be the correct age at the date of the activity, and only access activities in ONE age group.
  • Diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome or high functioning autism is required.
  • If you are unsure please do contact us.
  • You must have made a referral to us first.


Check out our all the details in our latest Newsletter

Book now! Our Activities are very popular so apply for your spaces as soon as possible.

The closing date has gone by, but we will still take bookings if spaces are available.

Click HERE for the NEWSLETTER (a PDF will open)

Click HERE for the APPLICATION FORM (a document will open in Word)

If you have any queries please contact Judith by email: or call 01844 338696Read 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)

  . .

JOB VACANCIES- We are recruiting!

We are seeking experienced and motivated staff to join our team.

So if you think you have what we are looking for –  we look forward to hearing from you!

Saturday Youth Group Coordinator 

£11.50 per hour, 4 hours per week
Saturdays 9:30am – 12:30pm, Term time only
Based in Wolvercote, Oxford
Permanent contract

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to manage our Saturday youth group for 8-12 year olds with Asperger Syndrome/high functioning autism. The post holder will be responsible for running the youth group; organise onsite and offsite activities; manage the support for young people to participate in activities; manage 1:1 and group work; manage two staff and volunteers.

Core working hours will be Saturdays 9:30am – 12:30pm term-time only (39 weeks) plus an additional 1 hour per week accrued for planning, attending periodic staff meetings, producing quarterly reports, or attending training.

Professional experience of working with young people on the autism spectrum is essential.

If you have experience of supporting young people with autism, can organise and deliver play activities, work effectively using your initiative, are a great team player, reliable, can motivate staff, and knowledgeable in relevant policy and procedures – we would love to hear from you!

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification:
Job Description and Person Specification (Saturday YGC) 

Closing Date:  Monday 17th July 2017 

Casual Support Workers

£10 per hour
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 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, … 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.