Coronavirus Update

A message to our Community:

Coronavirus and AFSO

Dear All

During the Coronavirus pandemic we are still here to support you. We are offering our “lifeline” advice, support and information via technology such as the phone, email, Skype, Zoom etc.

The office in Abingdon is currently closed, so please do contact us by phone or email if you have questions or need support, and we will be happy to help.

We are very active on social media – so please do Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter using the links below.

Sadly all face-to-face activities are suspended until further notice. This includes youth groups, courses, and Easter holiday activities.

We will continue to monitor and review the situation in accordance with national guidance.

Keep safe and well, in body and mind.

Best wishes

The AFSO team

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/childrenintouch.afs

Twitter: https://twitter.com/autismAFS

 

 

VACANCIES- We are HIRING!

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 6 July 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 »

Our New Address and Phone number

***NEWS***

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

Abingdon

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 »

**CANCELLED** Easter 2020 Activities

**Due to the Corona Virus**

sadly the Easter Activities

have been cancelled.

 


Check out our
Easter Newsletter
for full details 

LAST DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS

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.

 

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