!! 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 . .

Brain Dancing Festival – Celebrating World Autism Awareness Day!

We are pleased to announce our

Brain Dancing Festival 2016

a variety of fun events leading to World Autism Awareness Day


What’s on & how to get involved


GEEK Chic mufti day

Organise your own Geek Chic mufti day!  Bring out your inner Geek in a celebration of everybody’s geekiness and quirks! From stereotypical specs & jumpers, and bookworms; to superheroes, gaming, Harry Potter and everything Big Bang Theory!
DOWNLOAD the flyer

NOTE TO SCHOOLS:  You may wish to run a normal non school uniform day, at the end of term, in support of Autism Family Support Oxfordshire.

Get into Gear Challenge

A competition for 11-18 year olds, with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum, to WIN a mountain bike!
DOWNLOAD the flyer  (opens a Word document)

NOTE TO SCHOOLS:  Your students could WIN! Please support your students to enter the competition and teachers may be the responsible adult.  All entrants must be aged 11-18 and have a diagnosis on the autism spectrum.

Brain Dancing Art Exhibition

We are pleased to invite you to our very own art exhibition at The North Wall art gallery in Oxford, showcasing local artists with autism and family members.  You are invited to the Private View on Weds 23 March, 6:30pm-8:30pm  or visit the exhibition any time while its open from  22 March to 2 April 2016.

DOWNLOAD your invitation 

 …..……………. and then …………………

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Saturday 2 April 2016
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John’s Epic Walk for Autism!

We proudly present

John’s epic fundraising challenge!  


A special message from our supporter John Coates:

Hello folks!
As a longterm supporter of AFSO I have decided to
help raise much needed funds by

walking the entire Ridgeway Path

 That’s a whopping 87.5 miles
walking 30 HOURS through day and night

starting in Wiltshire, through Oxfordshire, and finishing at Ivinghaoe Beacon, Bucks!

Start:     Saturday 29 August, 9AM
Finish:  Sunday 30 August, 3PM at Ivinghoe Beacon

I have a special connection with the fabulous charity, as my late mum Sheila Coates was one of the founding members of the charity back in the early 1970’s when I was just a boy. Mum’s vision, drive and pioneering work for autism touched us deeply as a family and her legacy remains today with Autism Family Support Oxfordshire and the creative and caring support it provides to local children, young people and their families.

I’m training hard for this challenge and kindly ask you to support my epic walk.  There are several ways you can show your support for me and this amazing charity:

Donate online

Please help me smash my £1,500 target. ANY donation is appreciated. Simply visit my justgiving webpage: 


Join me by doing a small walk yourself!

Why not walk part of the scenic Ridgeway Path yourself and also raise sponsorship for Autism Family Support?  Suggested walks and a Sponsorship Form are at the end of this page.  In the Vale of the White Horse you … Read more »

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