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Support in Oxfordshire after Adult Autism Diagnosis

A copy of the information below is available as a pdf download here.

Aspiration

The Aspiration Service is a support service for people aged over 18 years with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism living in Oxfordshire. It is provided by Autism at Kingwood and offers information, groups and limited support.

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Tel: 01235 532680
Email: aspiration@kingwood.org.uk

Autism Family Support

A Community Outreach Worker supports 14-25 year olds on the autism spectrum, and their families:

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Tel: 01844 338696
Email: info@afso.org.uk

Autism Oxford UK

A training and consultancy organisation. It also runs events about Autism Spectrum Conditions which feature autistic adults giving insider perspectives and practical advice, alongside specialist national and international guest speakers. More information can be found on their website here.

BBMH

Benefits for Better Mental Health is run by Oxfordshire MIND. Their Benefits Advisors can advise on any aspect of Welfare Benefits.

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Tel: 01865 247788
Email: bbmh@oxfordshiremind.org.uk
The Aspiration service (details above) can support autistic people to access this service.

Care Act assessment

For support to meet eligible needs relating to Social Care and psychological wellbeing. Oxfordshire County Council’s adult social care access team:

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The ASPiration service (details above) can give advice and support autistic people to access the assessment if necessary.

Carers Oxfordshire

Information, advice and support for adults caring for adults in Oxfordshire. Support groups and guidance on carers assessments also.

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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 have offices in Oxford, Abingdon, Bicester, Didcot, Henley, Thame, Wallingford, Witney.

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Getting Heard

Advocacy for adults in Oxfordshire. Support with mental capacity, care and support, mental health act assessments and NHS complaints.

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Tel: 0300 343 5718
Email: Advocacy@gettingheard.org

National Autistic Society

A national organisation providing information about autism and how it effects people, including some information about strategies and approaches.

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Tel: 020 7833 2299
Email: nas@nas.org.uk

OASIS

A friendly charity run by parents for parents/carers who are raising children/young adults on the autism spectrum. Click here to visit the website.

Oxford Aspies

Oxford Aspies is an informal pub group, setup and run by adults on the autism spectrum. Individuals must be able to manage without 1:1 support, or bring their own support person (family member, friend or support worker). Volunteers attend to help facilitate socialising. For more details, contact ASPiration or AFSO above.

Oxfordshire Autism Alert card

Available free online here or email info@autismoxford.org.uk.

OxForward

The Wellbeing & Employment Support Service in Oxfordshire – a pan disability service, including autism spectrum:

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Tel: 01304 201213.
Email: oxforward@kennedyscott.co.uk

Parents Talking Aspergers

A support group for parents of children with Asperger Syndrome or High Functioning Autism.

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Tel: 01295 269455 / 07503 752880.