Adults & Teenagers
Oxfordshire Family Support Network - OXFSN http://oxfsn.org.uk
OxFSN runs a dedicated Transition Support Service to help families through the transition process. In 2009 they published a handbook called Transition Matters.
They hold an annual Information Fair. The next one will be in 2013. To download the handbook and find out more visit the web-site.
Children in Touch http://www.childrenintouch.org.uk
Children in Touch now has a Community Outreach Worker who provides support for young people aged 14 – 25 on the autism spectrum, their parent/carers, and professionals.
Phone: 01844 338696
Download a referral form: http://www.childrenintouch.org.uk/contact-us/
Go For It http://www.goforituk.org
An organisation that facilitates social opportunities and personal development to young people aged 16 years and over with Learning Disabilities, Autism and Asperger’s in Oxfordshire.
GFI offers several types of services aimed at young people with Autism and Aspergers, in addition to those with learning disabilities.
My World http://www.myworldautismsupport.co.uk
They are a non-profit organisation based in Oxfordshire supporting young people and adults with autism to explore their potential. They run activity programmes five days a week providing:
• Employment support
• Academic holiday activity programmes
• Support with accessing education and training
• Sensitive management of challenging behaviour
• Health and well being
Or phone: 01844 339 840
MacIntyre work with young people with learning disabilities and autism
Through its No Limits programme http://www.macintyrecharity.org/education/services/?/No+Limits/541/
they offer an innovative, community-based education and support which offers an alternative to conventional educational models for young people aged 14-25 years who do not learn well in, or are unable to access, traditional building-based environments.
They also run MacIntyre My Way - an innovative service that can support people in any kind of transition, like leaving school to a new adult life
T: 0116 256 1150
MacIntyre My Way
T: 07824 416406
MAP (MacIntyre Abingdon Partnership) College is a specialist day college for students who have complex learning disabilities. Our particular expertise lies in supporting students with autistic spectrum disorders, through the use of person centred approaches to learning. http://www.macintyrecharity.org/education/services/?/MAP+College/542/
T: 01235 216355
Contact a Family http://www.cafamily.org.uk
Provides information & support for families with disabled children or adults. A place where families of disabled children or adults can find and contact others affected by similar disabilities or contact other disabled people from the same area. They provide a service where you can meet other parents online at http://www.makingcontact.org
Aspergers/Autism/High Functioning Autism - Employment Support Pilot Oxfordshire Employment Service http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/oxfordshire-employment-service
Oxfordshire Employment Service is funded by the Oxfordshire NHS to run a pilot project for people who have Aspergers/Autism/High Functioning Autism, and who do not have a learning disability and who wish to enter paid employment.
Will assist up to 25 people who are not in education and will include one to one support in the following areas:
- Activities to build confidence
- Provide information and support in readiness for employment
- CV writing
- lnterview training
- Work tasters to give clients an opportunity of a ‘real’ workplace
- Once in employment we will support the client to settle into their new work routine and become independent in their role
- Anyone can refer for this project
- Please contact the OES office for more information, referral forms can be downloaded – http://www.autismoxford.org.uk/index.php/oapb/workstreams
For a list of other organisations that can help with employment support go to http://www.autism.org.uk.
For some useful information about Adult Social Care in Oxfordshire
Support finder http://www.supportfinder.oxfordshire.gov.uk/
A one-stop-shop for information and advice to help you take control of your care and support.
Carers Oxfordshire http://www.carersoxfordshire.org.uk/
Carers Oxfordshire service established in April 2011aims to make it easier for carers, whatever their situation, to access information and support. The service has five elements:
- a telephone and web-based information service - providing information about benefits and entitlements, support services, carer’s breaks, emergency back-up, employment, looking after yourself, training opportunities to support you in your caring role and much more.
- an outreach support service – providing advice and support over the phone and face-to-face.
- a network of peer support groups
- Confidence 2 Care programmes to enable carers to feel more confident in their caring roles
- marketing- to raise the profile of carers, and caring, and enable carers to identify themselves.
Carers Helpline: 0845 050 7666
Oxfordshire Carers’ Forum
We are a group of volunteers, Carers and ex-Carers, who since 1992 have promoted Carers’ interests, supported their needs and ensured their views are heard by voluntary, professional and statutory organisations. The Forum is Oxfordshire’s only countywide independent voice of carers.
Self directed support http://www.takingcontroloxon.org.uk
The process by which a person has choice and control over the support that they need to go about their daily lives.
http://www.restore.org.uk (or call 0845 2500518) for support with mental health problems.
Thomley Hall now have activites and workshops for teenagers and young adults http://www.thomleyhall.org
Oxford Phab a social club for teenages and young adults aged 14-40 http://www.oxfordphab.co.uk
Spice an organisation for teenages incorporating spice drum, spice senses and spice culture http://www.spicepartnership.org
Organisation to help young people and adults http://www.oasisonline.org.uk
Support for Autism http://www.myworldautismsupport.co.uk
Macintyre No Limits: http://www.macintyrecharity.org/education/services/
Youth Groups for young people with Asperger’s Syndrome
Autism Family Support runs 4 youth groups - 3 in Oxford and 1 in Abingdon. The groups are separated by age & cater for young people from Oxfordshire with Asperger’s Sundrome (or high functioning autism) covering ages 8 - 21. Contact: Children in Touch - 01844 338696
Aspie pub groups
Aspie pub groups in Oxford and Thame- click here for more information or visit the Oxford Aspie website http://sites.google.com/site/oxfordaspiessite
There is a pub night from 6pm at the Coachmakers Arms, Wallingford for the over 18s. No specific supervision but a parent will be present to ensure its smooth running. Contact Evelyn Kerrigan on 07500 135572 for more information.
There is a pub group that meets at the Kings Head Chinnor or sometimes other venues on Monday evenings from 7.45pm. There is pool, darks and other pub games. Contact Caroline on 01844 352555.
If you are interested in doing some SAILING, Oxford Sailability is affiliated to Oxford Sailing Club based at Farmoor Reservoir. http://www.farmoor.10fm.net/sailabl.htm
Are you interested in drumming? There are sessions in the Reading area for adults with learning difficulties http://www.rhythmzone.co.uk/rhythmzone/RhythmZone_Hand_Drumming_Sessions.html
There is also a Drumclub at Spice, as well as sensory and culture sessions, for adults wth learning difficulties. Click here for information or visit http://www.spicepartnership.org .
I’d like to start a new group-meeting in West Oxford , for parents who , like me have children with AS who are aged 17 and over and who are moving into adulthood. There are a couple of venues I have in mind which would offer coffee or wine and snacks too, if required. It would be primarily a social group where people could share knowledge and experiences of life post school. I am sure it will not be dull!!!