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Speakers cover range of autism-related topics in conference presentations and workshops

Parents, carers and professionals can hear from autism specialists and an autistic advocate and get expert advice at new workshop sessions at our All About Autism 2020 conference in Slough on Tuesday, March 31, during World Autism Awareness Week. Dr Fiona Knott, who is again our opening speaker, will talk about her latest work on Autism and Anxiety and offer
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Trampolining sessions expand to include young adults

Autism Berkshire is launching extra trampolining classes in Bracknell and Reading for autistic teenagers and adults aged 14 to 25, thanks to a grant from Sport England. Trampolining has a number of benefits for autistic people of all ages, from easing stress and anxiety and helping to improve coordination, balance and motor skills, to providing
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Review recommends ways to improve East Berkshire’s autism and ADHD services

The East Berkshire NHS Clinical Commissioning Group has released a blueprint for future autism and ADHD services for children and adults in the area, drawing on the findings of a review of existing services and the challenges that they face. The review team from healthcare consultants Attain talked to autistic people, people with ADHD and
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AGM results in range of ideas for improved services from Autism Berkshire and NHS

Members attending Autism Berkshire’s 2019 AGM were asked to give their views on the charity’s services and ideas for changes, along with ways that NHS autism services  could be improved. The meeting was held at the Thames Valley Adventure Playground in Taplow on Sunday, September 22, in conjunction with a fun day for members of
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Passport provides route to share information with hospital or school staff

Visits to hospital and extended stays for treatment can be challenging for autistic people and their families, but a personal ‘passport’ can be invaluable. Many NHS staff still do not get training about autism and learning disabilities, although the government is making moves to change this. Our West Berkshire home visit support worker, Amanda Walker,
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Job opportunity for Benefits Caseworker with Autism Berkshire

Due to increasing demand for help from Autism Berkshire’s Benefits Service, we have a job vacancy for a part-time Benefits Service Caseworker to assist our Benefits Manager Kevin Jackson. Since the expansion of the service since 2017 to include advice appointments for Slough residents as part of the SPACE project and offering representation at benefits
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Autism Berkshire invites nominations for new trustees

Autism Berkshire’s 2019 Annual General Meeting will take place in September and we are inviting nominations for new trustees to join the board that oversees the charity’s work. Anyone who is interested in becoming a trustee and would like more information should contact Autism Berkshire’s chief executive officer, Jane Stanford-Beale, for an informal discussion. She
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