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Reading Games Club benefits from Englefield Run proceeds

Autism Berkshire’s Reading Games Club is a big winner as a result of the Rotary Club of Reading Abbey’s 2018 Englefield 10k Run. The club’s president, Sue Roberts, and community service officer, Paul Webster, visited Autism Berkshire’s office in Reading on Friday, November 9, to present a cheque for £3,370 raised by the 10k run
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Join us for Autism Berkshire’s AGM and to hear from autistic speaker Richard Maguire

Autism Berkshire’s 2018 AGM will be held at 7pm on Monday, November 26, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Caversham Bridge in Reading. A highlight of the event will be a talk by autistic speaker and trainer Richard Maguire, pictured above, which will also be open to people who are not Autism Berkshire members. The
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Autism Berkshire looks for new trustees to help us make difference

Autism Berkshire is looking for more volunteer trustees to help guide its work delivering a wide range of advice, support, training and leisure activities throughout the county. A key role that needs to be filled on our board is that of Treasurer, so interest from people with financial management expertise would be particularly welcome, along
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Runners face inflatable obstacle fundraising challenge

Autism Berkshire will have a big presence at the Newbury Inflatable 5k Run this weekend, thanks to Cindy Burke, who has got together a team to raise funds for us. The line-up for Sunday, October 28, includes former work colleagues of Cindy and Anna Kempson and Wendy Keep, who are teachers from her son’s James’s former school,
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Be positive about autism, speaker Dean Beadle tells Berkshire audience

A sell-out audience heard a positive message about being autistic from trainer and speaker Dean Beadle at an event in Bracknell organised by Autism Berkshire. In a wide-ranging talk at the Coppid Beech Hotel on the evening of Monday, October 8, Dean discussed his journey from being a young school pupil who exhibited “challenging behaviour”
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Emotions and anger in focus at advice workshops for parents

Autism Berkshire is offering more free advice workshop to parents and carers living in Bracknell, focusing on managing anger in autistic children and young people and helping children to learn techniques to manage their emotions. We will be running two workshops at Bracknell Open Learning Centre, in Rectory Lane. They are suitable for parents and
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SocialEyes course in Reading changes dates

We have had to reschedule our forthcoming SocialEyes course for autistic adults in Reading. The course, which was developed by the National Autistic Society, aims to help develop social skills and understanding. The first workshop session will now be held at the New Directions South centre, at 330 Northumberland Avenue, Whitley, on Tuesday, October 30,
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