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Co-op Community Fund donation boosts Autism Berkshire’s Helpline

The Autism Berkshire team visited the Henley Road Co-op shop in Caversham on Saturday to collect a donation of more than £2,100 for our Helpline service from the Co-operative Group’s Local Community Fund. In addition to the cheque for £2,133.49, we received another £102.75 in donations at our information stall outside the shop during the Community Fund
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Co-op shoppers’ support helps to raise £2,100 for Autism Berkshire’s Helpline

Autism Berkshire’s Helpline funds are to receive a boost of more than £2,100 thanks to the Co-op Local Community Fund. Between April and mid-November, shoppers who are Co-operative Group members were able to choose Autism Berkshire to receive 1% of what they spent in shops and on other Co-op services. This was topped up with fundraising
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BBC finds out how Children in Need supports young people with autism in Berkshire

Autism Berkshire’s trampolining sessions for children and family swimming sessions are funded by the BBC’s Children in Need Appeal. In the build-up to Children in Need Day 2017 on Friday, the BBC is visiting projects that are supported by the appeal to find out how the money is spent. Reporter Bridgitte Tetteh, pictured above, and
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First aid training gives youth group members new skills

Members of three youth groups now know all about first aid thanks to a course hosted by Autism Berkshire. Thirteen children and teenagers who attend our Reading Games Club and Bracknell CAYP Youth Group were joined by children from the Wokingham ICE group last week for the course, held at Emmer Green Youth & Community
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David conquers Giant Inflatable Obstacle Run challenge to raise funds for our Bracknell adult social group

David Blackburne, a member of our Bracknell adult social group and a keen athlete, took part in a Giant Inflatable Obstacle Run at Newbury Showground to raise funds for the group. Competitors tackling the 5k course on Sunday, October 29, had to negotiate 10 giant inflatable obstacles of all shapes and sizes. After completing the
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Support our bid for support from the Aviva Community Fund to run relaxation classes for children

Autism Berkshire is seeking votes from the public to help us win a £5,000 grant from the Aviva Community Fund 2017 to run relaxation classes in Slough for children with autism. They would build on similar sessions we have run recently in Slough, Windsor and Bracknell, which proved popular with children and their families. If we are successful
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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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Pre-Assessment workshops move to new venue in Wokingham

Our Pre-Assessment Workshops for parents and carers in Wokingham are moving to a new venue next month. Starting with the session on Wednesday, November 1, they will be held in St Paul’s Church, at 32 Reading Road, Wokingham, just across the street from the town’s youth centre, which was the location for recent workshops. Please note
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Job opportunities for Helpline Supervisor and at our youth groups

Autism Berkshire has job vacancies for a Helpline Services Supervisor, a Youth Group Leader at our Reading Games Club and a Youth Worker at our Wokingham Youth Group. The Helpline Services Supervisor will manage our Helpline and co-ordinate our Benefits Service, which is expanding to offer additional support. This post is based at our office in Reading and
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