MANAGEMENT & ADMIN
Gita Lobo – Chief Executive Officer
Gita leads our strategic development, fundraising, partnerships, staffing, and training. Gita works full-time and leads local and national consultation and strategy.
07929 379125 Email Gita
Judith Payne – Administrator
Judith manages all our office admin, referrals, and is probably the first person to greet you when you telephone or visit our office. Judith is a parent of a young autistic adult and is a proud supporter of parent power. She works part-time Monday – Wednesday.
01235 754700 Email Judith
FAMILY SUPPORT TEAM
Becky Loveless – Family Support Team Leader
Becky leads and develops our Family Support Team. She also offers training and consultancy to parents, professionals, and community groups.
07929 379124 Email Becky
Vicky Crawley – Family Practitioner [Supports parent/carers whose child is aged 13 and under]
Vicky provides autism-specific information, support and advice to parents – by offering Advice Surgery appointments at specific venues across Oxfordshire, or via online or telephone meetings. Parents/carers can also meet Vicky at our online “Meet Vicky” and “Q&A” sessions. Vicky may also offer advice and consultation to professionals supporting Oxfordshire families. Vicky has a background in therapeutic work with children. She works full time, covers the whole of Oxfordshire, and is community-based.
07908 070320 Email Vicky
Claire Glasgow – Family Practitioner [Supports parent/carers whose child is aged 14 – 25]
Claire provides autism-specific information, support and advice to parents – by offering Advice Surgery appointments either at specific venues across Oxfordshire, or via online or telephone meetings. Parents/carers can also meet Claire at our online “Meet Claire” sessions. Claire may also offer advice and consultation to professionals supporting Oxfordshire families. Claire is a qualified teacher and previously worked in an SEN school. She works full time, covers the whole of Oxfordshire, and is community-based.
07399 533624 Email Claire
*** VACANCY *** Community Outreach Worker [Supporting young people aged 14-25]
Provides autism-specific support and advice to young people aged 14-25, and their parents/carers; and advice and consultation to professionals supporting 14-25 year olds within Oxfordshire.
Vacancy – Please be patient with us while we review and recruit this position. In the meantime please email enqueries to Claire Glasgow Email Claire
*** VACANCY *** Youth and Activity Coordinator
We are currently recruiting for an Activity Coordinator to manage and develop our well-established youth group and Summer and Easter Activities. For more details and to join our award-winning team please see our vacancies page www.afso.org.uk/vacancies
Rachel Newsham – Youth Group Coordinator (Saturday Youth Group)
Rachel runs our youth group for 8-12-year-olds. Rachel has a wealth of experience supporting children on the autism spectrum, with particular experience working in schools and supporting children in leisure activities.
Grace Ballinger – Youth Group Coordinator (Friday Youth Group)
Grace runs our well-established and fun, youth group for teenagers. Grace has worked in several of our youth groups, loves youth work, and has experience of supporting autistic children in school.
Emma Diffey – Youth Group Coordinator (Wednesday Youth Group)
Emma runs our youth group for 16-21 year olds. Emma first joined us as a volunteer and now enjoys youth work with autistic young people of all ages. Emma also has experience of organizing community events and brings a creative flair to her work. Emma has lived experience as a parent to an autistic child.
Bob Maycock – Youth Support Worker
Bob supports young people in our Friday evening youth group. He also has experience of running mainstream after-school clubs and holiday clubs. Bob has lived experience of autism as a parent of an adult on the autism spectrum.
Keeley Nichol – Youth Support Worker
Keeley supports young people at our Saturday morning group for 8-12 year olds. Outside of her work with AFSO Keeley’s full time job is within children’s mental health which includes supporting autistic young people and their parents.
VACANCY – Youth Support Worker
Supporting young people at our youth group for 16-21 yr olds.