Oxfordshire Autism Alert Cards

FREE Credit card sized Autism Alert Cards

for under 18’s – see below if you want a card for an adult

For those with a  child with autism you may already been in a position where you have had to explain the nature of autism and its associated behaviours.

The FREE credit card sized Autism Alert Card can be carried at all times and can be displayed if you or your child/young person are in a situation where you cannot easily explain about the condition or you need assistance.

The card will also assist any police or emergency service to identify that they are engaging with someone who has autism.

The Oxfordshire Alert Cards gives:

  • Basic information about autism.
  • Cardholders name.
  • Names and telephone numbers of 2 emergency contacts (this could be a family member, carer or friend).

Ways to use the Card

  • Carry your card whenever you go out
  • Show your alert card when you need help or to give an explanation
  • Show the card to NHS staff, police etc to tell them your child/you are on the spectrum
  • Show the card to relevant people when you need assistance.

To obtain one of these cards

We have secured some funding, so currently the card is completely free and we provide the postage and packaging (this may change in the future).

Please email us at info@afso.org.uk and include the following information:

Name of Child

Child’s Date of birth

Your name

Your Postal Address (including postcode)

District Council area: SODC, VOWH, Cherwell, West or City

For more information     Oxfordshire Autism Alert Card 

If you want a card for an adult, please contact: OAADSS, Autism at Kingwood, Baptist House Office, 129 Broadway, Didcot, OX11 8XD

VACANCIES

WE ARE HIRING

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Opportunities to join our award-winning team!

We are looking for people to join our highly regarded team to nurture, enable & inspire young people. 


Youth Group Coordinator (Wednesday evenings)

£13.20 per hour, 4.75 hours per week

Wednesdays, 6PM – 9:30PM, Term-time only. 

Cowley, Oxford

Closing Date:  Sunday 19 May 2024

The opportunity to lead an inspiring and much-loved youth group and make a difference to the lives of 18 to 25-year-olds. 

“Youth group helped me in my darkest times. It’s hard to imagine life without youth group. There has always been people to talk to if I am having a rough time, and I have made a lot of lifelong friends along the way.”

If you want to create a social, nurturing, fun, and empowering space for young autistic adults, then this job may be for you!

You will manage our well-established weekly youth group for young adults aged 18 – 25  who are autistic without a Learning Disability. You will coordinate the youth group, line manage 1 Youth Support Worker and a group of volunteers, support and enable young people, and organise activities – with assistance from staff and volunteers.

The youth group provides a relaxed space for members to chillout, socialise, discuss and organise activities and offsite trips, build confidence, social skills, friendships, and independence.  Typically, the members attend mainstream college or employment, are seeking independence, are engaging, creative, and supportive of each other. They love attending our youth group because it’s their space to be themselves, socialise, go out and about, and be supported and heard by peers and staff.

Weekly working hours are Wednesdays 6PM  – 9:30PM, during school term-time only (39 weeks per year). An additional 1.25 hours per … Read more »

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

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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.