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 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 »

Yoga FREE classes


FREE yoga classes!

For families living with autism


Saturdays, 10am -11am
at Yoga Quota
based at Turl Street Kitchen, Oxford
16 Turl Street, Oxford Town Centre, OX1 3DH

We will be using the Yoga Room upstairs

Classes are kindly offered FREE of charge by Yoga Quota


The classes provide a relaxed style of yoga in a small group.

No yoga experience is necessary, and yoga mats are provided.
Yoga is generally good for health and can help alleviate anxiety.Come and try a relaxed and nurturing class!


  • Classes are available to people with autism and/or their family members.· Participants must be aged 14 and over.·
  • All under 18s and adults who need support must initially come with a responsible guardian so that we can assess their needs. It may be possible for them to attend
    future classes independently, if mutually agreed.
  • There is no crèche facility and classes are not suitable for unsupervised children or  non-participating children or adults.
  • There is no on-site parking.  Metered parking and car parks are available in the town centre. We recommend public transport and the Park and Ride.


Bookings and enquires:
Please email Anne, the yoga teacher, with any queries. To book a place please email Anne with the details of the people who wish to attend (their name, age, and any diagnosis), and the date(s) you want to book.Email: anne@yogaquota.comNOTE: After your first class, we prefer that you continue to email Anne to book classes.  You can also attend without booking but please first go online to and check the Book Now page to check the class is running (cancelled sessions are rare and will be in red with a line through it).

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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.