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Autism Berkshire offers improved range of advice and help with benefits applications and appeals

Autism Berkshire’s specialist benefits advice service is expanding. Our expert adviser Kevin Jackson can now provide a wider range of advice and support to people applying for benefits. The changes come ahead of scheduled introduction of Universal Credit in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire from December. The benefits service is available to anyone living with autism in the
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Volunteers needed to support our Autism Hour event at the Oracle Centre in Reading

Autism Berkshire is teaming up with the Oracle Centre in Reading to support the National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour campaign next month and we need volunteers to help at the event. The campaign, during the week starting October 2, aims to encourage shops and businesses to take simple steps to create a more autism-friendly world.  Autism
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Warning to parents about open windows after two children hurt in falls

After two children were treated at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in the past fortnight for head injuries suffered in falls from windows, parents and carers are being urged to take extra care during the current hot weather. Both children, of pre-school age, fell from first-floor windows and had to be transferred to specialist units for further treatment.
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Advice events for parents coming up in Reading

Two advice events taking place in Reading later this month will be of interest to parents and carers of children with autism living in the town. On Wednesday, May 10, UTC (University Technical College) Reading is organising an evening for parents about autism. The school, which specialises in computer science and engineering education for 14 to 19-year-olds, is
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Busy programme of activities marks Autism Awareness Week 2017 across Berkshire

To celebrate World Autism Awareness Week 2017 next week, Autism Berkshire is running a series of special events for people and families living with autism and provide information about our services. Among the highlights are our World Autism Awareness Day 2017 family fun day at Bucklebury Farm Park in West Berkshire on Sunday, April 2, and
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Join us at Reading Families’ Forum’s Information and Fun Afternoon

Autism Berkshire’s Reading and Wokingham Home Visit Support Worker Jo Roberts and our Benefits Adviser Kevin Jackson will be at Reading Families’ Forum Information and Fun Afternoon on Saturday to provide information about our services and answer questions. The event takes place from 2.30pm to 5pm at Academy Sports, in Northumberland Avenue, Reading, RG2 8DF. Admission is
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Parents invited to discuss keeping children safe online

Safer Internet Day 2017 takes place next Tuesday, February 7, to promote safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. Among events taking place on the day is an online discussion about internet safety for young people, hosted by Thames Valley Police, the force which serves Berkshire. The web chat, from 10.30am-11.30am,
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Extra time to take part in Reading EHC Plans survey

Reading Borough Council’s Special Educational Needs Team has extended the deadline for children and families living in Reading, who have a finalised Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan, to take part in a survey on the process. The aim of the survey is find out about people’s experiences of going through the EHC Needs Assessment or the
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