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 »

!! Flash mob !!

!! Flash mob!!
Saturday 2 April 2016


Bonn Square, Oxford town centre
(opposite the Westgate Centre)

Every year on World Autism Awareness Day we burst into action in Oxford town centre!!

 This year we are getting funky to pop tune Uptown Funk!

Participants WANTED!

Join in, or just come to watch, our simple and cheerful dance!

The dance has been choreographed by
Tanya’s School of Dance (TSOD) based in Thame – huge thanks to Kerry Williams and her dancers! The TSOD dance troupe will lead the flash mob …..
so everyone else can copy and follow! Simple

Learn the moves! 

Click HERE to view the flash mob video
… and get dancing!

Turn up on the day with your friends & family and join in!!
We recommend you arrive at Bonn Square by 12:40pm – so you dont miss it!


For details of our all our Brain Dancing events for World Autism Awareness Day, and for enquiries click HERE . .

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