Autism Central

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Autism Central is a free support service for families. We offer a wealth of resources for parents, carers and personal assistants of autistic people in England – from articles and learning materials to signposting to services and support in the local area.    

The project is run by leading not-for-profit organisations, supporting families and autistic people and has been commissioned by Health Education England. It has been set up to help parents/carers access information they can trust, all in one place. Our resources have been developed together with autistic people, parents and carers and subject matter experts, and follow the most recent research and guidance.

Getting support

The peer education programme is a resource open to anyone including parents, carers, family members and personal assistants of autistic people. What makes the programme unique, is that it’s run by families for families.

Our peer educators are family members or carers of autistic people and/or autistic themselves. Peer educators are trained to coach, signpost and share their learning with other parents and carers of autistic people.

Delivered in a variety of ways, including group and individual sessions, the focus will be on meeting the needs of autistic people and on signposting for access to local and national services. Sessions will be delivered in ways that suit local carers, either in person or online.

Click on the link below to access our FREE support and events.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=j8auq7IxtEOvalNbdvNOIzwYYGbLtUJFsPhwE0-zNbpUREFXRk1GNlBYWEI0TzA5SVRHMEVBUk4wNi4u&wdLOR=cBF7080FA-9875-4CCB-ADE1-FBA89B7C94A1

Families do not have to have a confirmed diagnosis to access support through us. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Laura Morgan
Contact Position
Family Wraparound Coordinator
E-mail
laura.morgan@aspens.org.uk
Website
https://forms.office.com/.../ResponsePage.aspx
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Notes

Any families wishing to access support through Autism Central, should follow the attached link and complete a request for support form. A member of the team will then be in touch.

Where to go

Notes

Support is delivered in a variety of ways both in groups and individually, in person and virtually depending on each families needs. For this reason we do not have a set venue and will use different locations across Oxfordshire in order to be able to support as many families as possible.

Costs

Details

This is a free support service.

Availability

Referral required
No
Referral Details

Families do not have to have a diagnosis to access support through Autism Central.

Other notes

The Autism Central project covers the whole of England and is split into regional hubs. Aspens Charities is the regional hub for the south east, covering Oxfordshire. We have a Family Support Coordinator based in Oxfordshire along with peer educators to provide support to local parents.

Additional Information

Providing services to
Disabled children/young people
Notes

The Autism Central project covers the whole of England and is split into regional hubs. Aspens Charities is the regional hub for the south east, covering Oxfordshire. We have a Family Support Coordinator based in Oxfordshire along with peer educators to provide support to local parents.

Supporting people with
Autistic Spectrum Condition

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