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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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Our 25th anniversary exhibition Autism in Berkshire: Past & Present goes online

Autism in Berkshire: Past & Present, an exhibition created to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Berkshire Autistic Society – now known as Autism Berkshire – in 1990, can now be viewed online. The 12 panels of the exhibition look at the development of autism understanding in the county and across the
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Don’t miss out on West Berkshire workshops for parents

There is still time to register for free places at a number of workshops in West Berkshire this month to help parents of children with autism or who are waiting for an autism assessment. Two places are available at a Supporting Teenagers with Autism workshop in Hungerford next Monday, March 6, with Dr Fiona Knott,
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Job opportunity for Personal Assistant to Autism Berkshire’s CEO

Autism Berkshire has a job vacancy for a Temporary Personal Assistant for our chief executive officer, Jane Stanford-Beale. We are looking for someone with previous experience as a personal assistant who is able to start work as soon as possible, initially on a six-week, full-time temporary contract. The job involves handling correspondence and phone calls,
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Mental health support to be transformed, pledges Prime Minister

Prime Minister Theresa May this week announced plans to transform attitudes towards mental health and improve support services, particularly for children and young people. While autism is not a mental illness, more than 70 per cent of people with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) experience mental health problems such as anxiety and depression during their lives,
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Points of Light Award for Autism Berkshire’s CEO celebrates Local Charities Day

Autism Berkshire’s chief executive officer, Jane Stanford-Beale, was yesterday named as the 2016 Local Charities Day recipient of a Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award, in recognition of her work running the charity as a volunteer. The award was presented to Jane by Rob Wilson MP, the Minister for Civil Society, when he visited our
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Minister visits Autism Berkshire to mark Local Charities Day

The first Local Charities Day takes place tomorrow, Friday, December 16, and Autism Berkshire is playing its part in the event. Reading East MP Rob Wilson, who is the Government’s Minister for Civil Society, will be visiting our office during the afternoon to hear about the range of support and services we provide to people and
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Job opportunities at our youth groups in Bracknell, Reading and Wokingham

Autism Berkshire has job vacancies for a Youth Group Leader in Bracknell and Playworkers for several of our youth groups around the county. The Youth Group Leader will run the Bracknell Youth Group, which meets fortnightly on Monday afternoons, and is responsible for managing three members of staff and volunteer helpers. We also need playworkers
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