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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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Snap up free tickets for relaxed performance of AnimAlphabet at The Curve in Slough

Autism Berkshire has teamed up with The Curve cultural centre in Slough to offer families free tickets to enjoy a relaxed performance of the children’s musical show AnimAlphabet this Saturday. The performance is at 11am, with sound and lighting specially adjusted to help children with autism and other conditions. A British Sign Language interpreter will be there too. AnimAlphabet, performed by
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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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Safe and Sound award recognises Autism Berkshire’s good governance standards

Autism Berkshire has been awarded Safe and Sound status by Reading Voluntary Action for our good governance standards. The award runs for three years until September 2020. Autism Berkshire’s chief executive officer, Jane Stanford-Beale, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce that Reading Voluntary Action has awarded us Safe and Sound status, after undertaking a thorough audit of
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Autism Berkshire welcomes NHS mental health services transformation plan

Autism Berkshire welcomes the Government’s plan to expand NHS mental health services and to create 21,000 new jobs over the next few years, including 2,000 more nurses, consultants and therapists for CAMHS teams. The announcement by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt that £1.3 billion would be invested to provide the extra staff and to retain existing
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Ping Pong Parlour invites autistic adults in Maidenhead to try table tennis free of charge

Autistic adults living in Windsor & Maidenhead are being invited to take part in free ping pong sessions at the Nicholson Centre in Maidenhead town centre every Wednesday evening during the summer. The special autism-friendly sessions will run between 6pm and 7pm from Wednesday this week, July 19, until Wednesday, August 30. The Pop-up Ping Pong Parlour is opposite the Tesco
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