Signposting

Local:   

Autism Family Support. Community Outreach Worker supports 14-25 year olds on the autism spectrum, and their families.  You can also apply for a free autism alert card. www.afso.org.uk.  Tel:  01844 338696      Email:  info@afso.org.uk  *Post diagnosis only 

Be Free Young Carers. Supporting young carers in the South of Oxfordshire such as befriending, activities and trips and emotional wellbeing. Telephone: 01235 838 554. Opening hours: 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. Email for general enquiries: yc@befreeyc.org.uk.  

Carers Oxfordshire Information, advice and support for adults caring for adults in Oxfordshire. Support groups and guidance on carer’s assessments www.carersoxfordshire.org.uk    

Tel: 0345 050 7666   Email: carersoxfordshire@oxfordshire.gov.uk   

Citizens Advice Information, advice and guidance about benefits, debts and money, housing, immigration, the law and courts. Citizen’s Advice has offices in Oxford, Abingdon, Bicester, Didcot, Henley, Thame, Wallingford, Witney.  www.citizensadvice.org.uk    

OASIS Friendly charity run by parents for parents/carers who are raising children/young adults on the autism spectrum.  http://oasisonline.org.uk/    

Oxfordshire Employment Service, Oxford County Council – Autism Employment Support

Offers personal development, coaching and guidance around employment    

Tel: 01865 815809   Email: Deborah.montgomery@oxfordshire.gov.uk    

Oxfordshire Specialist Advice Service (OSAS)offers support around benefits, money advice, budgeting and other welfare issues. Tel‎: ‎01865 410660   Email: advice@oxfordshiresas.org.uk  

Oxfordshire Welfare Rights     Provides specialist advice, casework and representation in welfare benefits www.oxfordshirewelfarerights.btck.co.uk/    Tel: 01865 744 165    

Oxfordshire Parent Carers Forum (OxPCF) is an independent group enabling the voices of parent carers of children and young people with SEND across Oxfordshire to be heard.  The forum is committed to making parent carer participation an integral part of service and information development and provision in Oxfordshire, with the aim of creating better outcomes for children and young people with SEND and their families. Email  info@oxpcf.org.uk. call on 07394 735666. https://www.oxpcf.org.uk/contact 

www.oxme.infoeverything for young people in Oxfordshire.   

Advice, information and signposting around health, life, learning and employment for young people, aged 16-19 or up to 25 with difficulties or learning disabilities  

Parents Talking Aspergers Support group for parents of children with Asperger Syndrome or High Functioning Autism.  www.parents-talking-aspergers.co.uk    

Tel: 01295 269455 / 07503 752880  

SENIDASS. Supporting parents/carers of children and young people with SEND.If you leave a message, please could you advise us of the issues involved so that we can prioritise those that have a time constraint. Ways to get in touch: By email: sendiass@oxfordshire.gov.uk, By text: 07786 524294, Advice line: 01865 810516 (if we are on the phone leave name, number and a good time for us to call back), https://sendiass-oxfordshire.org.uk/ 

SOS SENhttps://www.sossen.org.uk/advice_centres.php Providing brief advice around education for parents. Oxford drop in clinic is Usually, first Friday morning of each month, 10-12pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/290169186453211/  At The Meeting Room, Flo’s – The Place in the Park, Rymers Lane, Oxford OX4 3JZ.  

Thomley Centre for all abilities and disabilities at Menmarsh Rd, Worminghall HP18 9JZ . Tel: 01844 876689 www.thomley.org.uk    

National: 

Autism West Midlands. Providing resources and information to parents, young people and autistic adults. https://autismwestmidlands.org.uk/information-resources-index/ 

Cerebra. Is charity dedicated to helping families with children with brain conditions discover a better life together. Offering sleep advice and support. Contact us:  
01267 244 200. enquiries@cerebra.org.ukhttps://cerebra.org.uk/  

National Autistic Society  National organisation providing information about autism and how it effects people, including some information about strategies and approaches.  www.autism.org.uk    Tel: 020 7833 2299   Email: nas@nas.org.uk   

SMIRA. Raising awareness of selective mutism. This small charity is run by volunteers using their lived experiences and clinical expertise’s providing training and resources. http://www.selectivemutism.org.uk/ 

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