Summer 2019 Activities

**UPDATE **Join us for Summer fun & friendships! 

 

Check out our
Summer Newsletter
for full details 

The application form shows

which activities are already full

 

LAST DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS

Wednesday 17th July 2019

Please note that we cannot apply for any more  funding under the Inclusion Support Scheme (Short Breaks) for disabled children and young people as the deadline for this has passed.

 

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

 

2019 Summer Newsletter

2019 Summer 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

 10am-12:30pm

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. 

PLEASE NOTE

  • 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.

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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 want to hear from you!


Current Vacancies 

 

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, assist with running activities, and facilitate social skills and friendships.

Activities run during Summer and Easter school holidays. Working hours and locations vary.

Occasional work will also be available at our youth groups during term time on Wednesday evenings, Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings.

Experience of working with young people with autism or additional needs is essential.

If you can support young people with autism, have strong social skills, are able to participate in play and leisure activities, and can work effectively using your own initiative and as a team – we would love to hear from you!

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification (a PDF will open):
 Job Description and Criteria (Casual Support Worker) 

Closing Date: Summer work is available – Please apply as soon as possible.
Rolling recruitment

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


Saturday Youth Support Worker   

£10 per hour, 3.25 hours per week

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