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Autism Oxford UK Ltd

A little bit about us We pride ourselves on our Neurodiverse team which is made up of autistic individuals and expert family members (We call these Peer Support Practitioners) and people that have developed in-depth knowledge and expertise in autism through work and academia including…

A little bit about us

We pride ourselves on our Neurodiverse team which is made up of autistic individuals and expert family members (We call these Peer Support Practitioners) and people that have developed in-depth knowledge and expertise in autism through work and academia including Occupational Therapists, Nurses and Peer support Practitioners.

By employing Peer Support Practitioners, we are able to provide a unique perspective of what life is like as an autistic individual by using their lived experience specialism.

We specialise in supporting and coaching autistic people and their support networks on to be speakers and trainers in autism, giving the most powerful and insightful perspective of all aspects of life on the autism spectrum.

We also provide specialist autism services for all ages and their support networks, including diagnostic assessment, advice, support and bespoke approaches to health care needs.

 

Peer Support Practitioners  

Our Peer support practitioners are other parents or autistic people that can support, advise, and guide from their own experiences.  

This can help provide an unique understanding in how to approach things, and also give some top tips in how to navigate the health and social care system from their own experience.  

Some of our peer support practitioners are also trained in delievering Lego Therapy and life coaching as well. 

Nursing 

We have some of the very best nurses working with us. Kimberley herself is nurse by background who has developed her specialism in autism, with a focus on diagnostic overshadowing (when professionals might give a different diagnosis or miss something), mental health and emotional regulation. 

A nurse can complete a holistic assessment of you needs, to provide a plan on how to meet those needs. This can be useful if you don’t know where to start or what is available to help.  

We also have some nursing staff that are also trained in Health and Life coaching. 

Occupational Therapy 

We are lucky to have some brilliant occupational therapist working with us. We have occupation therapist with experience in children and adult services supporting autistic people with or without a learning disability.  

They can provide input around your sensory needs, but also complete functional assessments to better understand how you find completing everyday tasks.  

Speech Lanaguage Therapy 

Speech and language therapy is crucial to meeting autistic people needs. We can offer a flexible approach to your speech and language needs to ensure we tailor our approach to you.

Speech and language can help with social anxiety, communication skills and developing your social interaction skills.

SEN Consultancy Support

· We provide advice and support in the following areas:

· Applying for an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessment

· Checking the quality of your draft EHC Plan, following EHC needs assessment or annual review.

· Helping you to look for the right educational placement.

· Helping to advocate for you in meetings with your school, college, local authority and other professionals.

· Helping you to understand what support you and your child are entitled to in relation to education.

 

 

Training 

We believe it is important that everyone can access good quality training around autism. What better way to better understand autism, than from autistic people and people that support autistic people collectively?  

Our training packages can be tailored to your needs, but we also run training events on autism itself, and other areas that commonly impact an autistic person and the families lives. We deliver our training in majority of forums, to provide flexibility. 

Our training packages have been informed by the autism capabilities framework developed by Health Education England and our autistic colleagues and their support networks. 

Conferences and Public speaking 

We run our very own conference on an annual basis, attracting delegate from around the world. Our conference represents our approach with a blend of neurodiverse speakers and clinicians working within the autism field. Our conferences also offer a range of stalls for autistic people and organisations to showcase their work to delegates and our available to answer any questions delegate may have. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kimberley Ashwin
Contact Position
Director/ Autism Nurse Consultant
Telephone
07498 370508
E-mail
info@autismoxford.org.uk
Website
Autism Oxford

Where to go

Name
Thomley Hall
Address
Autism Oxford UK
Menmarsh Road
Worminghall
Oxfordshire
Postcode
HP18 9JZ
Notes

Thomley Hall is an amazing charity providing activities and safe spaces for all abilities to play and be themselves. They are a charity run organisation, with many events running throughout the year. They also have a cafe onsite. 

People using Autism Oxford UK services, are able to access Thomley Hall facilities while undergoing their appointment with us. If you would like to access the facilities outside of this time, please do sign up for a membership with Thomley Hall. 

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£70 Per hour
£1500 (diagnostic assessments) Per session
Details

Unfortunately we are not a commissioned service, therefore if people would like to access our support or services this needs to be commissioned privately by the person or family themselves, or through other sources of funding. 

Availability

Additional Information

Providing services to
Children
Disabled children/young people
Adults

Supporting people with
Autistic Spectrum Condition

Last checked on 01/11/2021

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