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Autism & Aspergers

Looking for autism-friendly activities and communities online? This guide covers some free resources you can access, as well as who to turn to if you need support or want to talk to someone.

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Autism-friendly activities

With many charities currently unable to deliver or limiting their face-to-face activities, a number of organisations have made activity resources for use at home.

Autism HWB

https://autismhwb.com/

  • A space for autistic people to share things they have found helpful and healing
  • Features blogs, and encourages contributions from others.
  • Active on Instagram and Twitter  @autismHWB

Autism Games

http://www.autismgames.com.au/

  • A set of online games for children with moderate to severe autism
  • Designed to teach children about aspects of life they may find difficult

Game and Activity Suggestions

https://lighthouseautismcenter.com/games-activities-children-autism-aspergers-sensory-processing-disorders/

  • Directory of games and activities for children with autism, asperger’s and sensory processing disorders.
  • Ranges from educational computer games and activities, to online shops for autism-specific toys and art supplies

Peer support and helplines

Guideposts “Aspirations and Keep Calmers”

  • Guideposts group for autism and anxiety experiencers
  • Meeting online on Fridays at 2pm
  • To join, contact Lin on 07803 175416 or lfellows@guideposts.org.uk

Autism Family Support Oxfordshire

http://www.afso.org.uk/

  • Support and Information for parents
  • Activities and workshops for children & young people on the autism spectrum, including youth groups in Oxford and Abingdon
  • Information, training, and consultation with professionals, including joint working and development
  • Phone: 01844 338696

National Autistic Society Helplines

https://www.autism.org.uk/what-we-do/help-and-support

  • A wide range of helplines for general support and specific issues including education rights, and transition from school to adult life.

Talk about Autism

https://forum.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/talk-about-autism

  • The UK’s largest online autism community
  • Ask questions, provide information and share experiences with others who have experience of autism