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Swimming sessions will all take place on Saturdays in future

Our monthly autism-friendly family swimming sessions at the Rivermead Leisure Complex in Reading will now all take place on Saturdays. Due to operational changes at the leisure centre, it is no longer able to offer us sessions on Sundays. The change takes effect from next month, with the session previously planned to take place on
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Autism Berkshire raises members’ concerns after Legoland changes ride bookings for disabled

Autism Berkshire has stepped in after members and their families complained about changes to the disability ride access pass (RAP) system at Legoland in Windsor. The new system relies on using a mobile phone/tablet app to book rides but Olivia da Costa, one of the members who got in touch, said she found that it was
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Leisure activity details for Reading and Wokingham in 2017-18 now available

Autism Berkshire’s 2017-18 programme of leisure activities is taking shape. Details of sessions until March next year of the Reading Games Club, for children and teenagers with autism aged 8 to 15, or who are on the waiting list for diagnosis – plus their siblings – and the Wokingham Youth Group, for 8 to 17-year-olds,
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Get trampolining dates for summer term in your diary

The dates of our trampolining sessions for children and teenagers with autism aged four to 18 in Reading and Bracknell until July are now available. Trampolining is recognised to be a good way to encourage people with autism to get exercise and helps to improve motor skills and strengthen muscles. All the places at our
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Fantastic fun day attracts more than 200 people to Bucklebury Farm Park

Our World Autism Awareness Day 2017 fun day at Bucklebury Farm Park on Sunday was a great success. More than 200 people attended the event, enjoying exclusive access for the day to the farm park and deer park’s range of attractions. Children were able to meet and feed new-born lambs, calves and goat kids, enjoy
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Fun Day travel alert: M4 closed west of Theale on Sunday

Anyone travelling to our 2017 World Autism Awareness Day fun day at Bucklebury Farm Park on Sunday from Reading and the east of Berkshire should use the A4 from junction 12 of the M4 at Theale. Due to bridge repairs, the M4 will be shut all day both ways between junction 12 and junction13 at Chieveley, meaning that only traffic
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Fun day at Bucklebury Farm on World Autism Awareness Day is fully booked

All the tickets for our World Autism Awareness Day family fun day on Sunday have now been sold. More than 200 people will be at the event, which is taking place at Bucklebury Farm & Deer Safari Park in West Berkshire, from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Click here for full details of all the outdoor and indoor attractions
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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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