Local links

ADHD Oxfordshire

Support for adults with ADHD or parents of children with ADHD.

Website: www.adhdoxfordshire.co.uk

Autism Family Support Oxfordshire (AFSO)

Autism Family Support (AFS0) offers information, advice and support to families of children and young people on the autism spectrum in Oxfordshire. They organise weekly youth groups and school holiday activities for young people with autism, training for parents, young people and professionals as well as monthly free coffee and advice sessions with visiting speakers across the County.

Website: www.afso.org.uk
Phone: 01844 338 696

Autism Oxford

An active group run by experts by experience (parents) and volunteers who organise conferences and training events for families and professionals. Speakers include local young people with autism and leading world experts in the field. They also manage the Oxfordshire Autism Alert Card, a credit card sized card that can be used when the young person finds themselves in a situation where they need help or need to give an explanation.

Website: www.autismoxford.org.uk
Phone: 01844 353 292

Carers Oxfordshire

Carers Oxfordshire is a free service which offers information, advice and support to someone aged 18 and over, who is looking after someone living in Oxfordshire, who could not manage without this help.

Website: www.carersoxfordshire.org.uk

Down Syndrome Oxford

Down Syndrome Oxford is organised and funded by parents and supporters to provide information, help and activities for children with Down’s Syndrome and their families in the Oxfordshire area.

Website: www.dsoxford.org.uk

Family Information Directory

This directory is maintained by Oxfordshire County Council and provides information about childcare, activities and services that could be accessed by children/young people and their families within Oxfordshire

Website: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk


Henry supports families from pregnancy to age 12 to make positive lifestyle changes and build healthier communities.

Website: www.henry.org.uk

Home Start Oxford

Home-Start Oxford is a voluntary organisation providing free, confidential support for families with at least one child under the age of 5 in Oxford, and the centre and west of the county.

Website: www.homestartoxford.org.uk

Keen Oxford

Keen is an inclusive, community organisation centred around a programme of regular social, recreational, and sporting activities.

Website: www.keenoxford.org

OASIS (Oxfordshire Autistic Society for Information and Support)

Oxford based parent led charity, which offers information and support to parents and carers of children with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder. They organise holiday Play Days for children and their families in Oxfordshire.

Website: www.oasisonline.org.uk

Oxfordshire Deaf Children’s Society (ODCS)

A support group for parents of deaf and hearing impaired children and young people, offering mutual support and social events and activities.

Website: www.oxfordshire-deaf-childrens-society.org.uk

Oxfordshire Family Support Network

A not-for-profit organisation run by and for family carers of people with learning disabilities – both children and adults. They provide information, advice, support and training to family carers of people of all ages with learning disabilities.

Website: www.oxfsn.org.uk

Parasol Project

Their work with children and young people is split into services for children aged 5 to 12 years and services for young people aged 13 to 19 years. They provide inclusive, fun and engaging activities for disabled and non-disabled young people.

Website: www.parasolproject.org

Rainbow Trust

The Rainbow Trust support families who have a child with a life-threatening illness from diagnosis onwards.

Website: www.rainbowtrust.org.uk

Special Effect

A charity specialising in making gaming accessible for anyone of any age who needs adaptations to controls to take part. Helping people with disabilities to enjoy video games.

Website: www.specialeffect.org.uk

Stammer Trust

They are a charity who support the treatment and research into stammering. They also provides support for children and adults who stammer within Oxfordshire.

Website: www.stammertrust.co.uk

Thomley Hall Activity Centre

The centre is open to families with children/young people with disabilities and their siblings over the summer. They have specialist play equipment, loan library, sensory room, arts & crafts, games, ball pit, outdoor activities, bikes, swings.

Website: www.thomleyhall.org
Phone: 01844 338 380

Yellow Submarine

An Oxford-based charity supporting children and young people from the age of 11 with learning disabilities and autism to develop life skills, independence and increase their employability through fun and innovative activities.

Website: www.yellowsubmarine.org.uk

Page last reviewed: 9 September, 2021