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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WINNER of Autism Professional Awards 2013

We are pleased to announce we are
The Award for Innovative Family Support


The judges of this national award  recognised our ability to deliver a range of services for children, young people, parents and professionals – using our limited resources to work with others including the local authority, health, the voluntary sector and parents. 

The award was presented by NAS President Jane Asher, and Kate Fox, comedian, spoken word artist and Radio 4 Saturday Live regular, at a special awards ceremony held in the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate on 5th March –
Gita Lobo, Project Manager and Becky Loveless, Family Support Worker,  attended the ceremony to accept the award on behalf of our team.










We are thrilled to have won this award, which reflects the tremendous work our talented staff do on a daily basis to help improve the lives of local families affected by autism.  We’re really proud of the achievement and hope the award will allow us to better support more families.

Carol Povey, Director of the Centre for Autism at the NAS said: “The accomplishments of all the Autism Professional Awards finalists are extremely impressive. These are organisations and individuals who have made a positive contribution to the autism community. Autism Family Support stood out for the diversity of its services and the impact its work has had on families affected by autism in Oxfordshire. The service is a truly inspiring and deserving winner.  I want to congratulate the service and encourage others to follow its lead and work hard to support the hundreds of thousands of people living with autism across the UK.”

There were six categories … 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.