Autism Family Support Oxfordshire (AFSO)

Autism Family Support Oxfordshire

Autism Family Support Oxfordshire is a charity that provides support to children and young people aged 0-25 years old, with  a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Condition(ASC), and their families; who live within Oxfordshire or access services in Oxfordshire such as schools or a GP. They offer support to families by providing information, training, workshops and networking. The charity aims to maintain links with local groups, statutory bodies and keep abreast of national developments in the field of ASC.

We provide: 

• support and information to Oxfordshire parent/carers
• youth groups for young people (8-21 years) with an autism diagnosis, but without a learning disability (other providers offer youth groups to those with a learning disability)
• holiday activities for young people (8-17 years) with an autism diagnosis, but without a Learning Disability (other providers provide holiday activities for young people with a learning disability)
• training for parents, professionals and young people including social skills, sensory processing, challenging behaviour, sexuality and relationships, autism awareness, and bespoke training.

Families, young adults on the spectrum and professionals can make a referral using the forms on our website.

Our youth groups for young people with Autism without a learning disability are:

  • Wednesdays 6:30pm-9pm     16-21 year olds,  Headington, Oxford
  • Thursdays    5pm-7pm          13-18 year olds,  Abingdon (STUFF) - THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
  • Fridays        6:30pm-8:30pm 13-16 year olds,  Wolvercote
  • Saturdays    10am-12noon     8-12year olds,    Wolvercote

If you are interested in the youth groups please complete an application form which can be found on our website

Who to contact

Contact Name
Judith Payne
Contact Position
01235 754700 01235 754700
Autism Family Support Oxfordshire
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Where to go

Autism Family Support Oxfordshire
Crabtree Place
Off Audlett Drive
OX14 3GD
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The entrance to our office is at the rear of the building. By Appointment only.


Age Ranges
0 to 25 years
Referral required
Referral Details

Referrals can be made by families, a young person on the spectrum, or by a professional, using the referral forms that can be downloaded from our website.

For matters relating to a child aged 0-13 years old, and already known to us contact our Family Practitioner, Vicky Crawley on 07908070320 or    

For matters relating to a young person aged 14-25 and already known to us, contact our Family Practitioner, Claire Glasgow on 07399 533624 or 

For Our Chief Executive, fundraising and volunteering, please contact Gita Lobo on 07929379125 or 

For all general enquiries or assistance in completing a referral please contact Judith, our administrator, on 01235 574700 or  


Additional Information

Providing services to
Disabled children/young people
Supporting people with
Autistic Spectrum Condition


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