Support from Autism at Kingwood – ASPiration
About Aspiration – Autism Support Service
The Autism Support Service – Aspiration, is for Adults diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome or High Functioning Autism living in Oxfordshire. The service is delivered by Autism at Kingwood and offers short-term support.
The aim of the service is to enable autistic adults to develop and maintain skills, confidence and independence to help them reach their potential. Although the support intervention is short-term, the aim is to give people life-long skills to maintain their independence and ability to overcome barriers.
Advice, information and guidance
We provide information, advice and guidance to help increase understanding of autism and how to live with it. We can provide information about how to get an autism diagnosis and the diagnostic process. We can signpost to or help access other organisations and services if these are appropriate.
Types of support we offer
For people with a diagnosis of autism and additional support needs we offer:
Structured Learning Workshops
We provide various skills workshops that are run throughout the year. The aim of the workshops is to support people to develop their skills in key social and practical areas. We are not currently providing face-to-face workshops due to the Covid-19 restrictions. We provide group online workshops, and the content of these workshops is available on our website for anyone unable to attend or who would prefer to access the information individually. For more information about the skills workshops and availability please contact the Aspiration team (see contact information below). Please click here for the online workshops content.
If an individual has support needs that cannot be met through the structured learning programme or with advice and guidance, we can offer one-to-one support. This support is short-term and focused on specific goals the individual wants to work on. The support is person centred and specifically tailored to the individuals needs. Support is short-term up to 6 months.
Eligibility Criteria for Support
All of the following criteria must be met to be eligible for support:
- Have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition (including Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism)
- Without a learning disability diagnosis
- Over 18 years old
- Living in Oxfordshire
- Not eligible for or in receipt of a social care personal budget
- Not open to or under the care of Adult Mental Health Services
- Not open to or under the care of the Community Learning Disability Team