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Platinum Slough Quality Protects award recognises Autism Berkshire’s high standards

Autism Berkshire is delighted to announce that we have today received a Platinum Excellence Award from the Slough Quality Protects Programme. The scheme, run by Slough Council for Voluntary Service, recognises the high organisational and safeguarding standards of voluntary sector bodies working in the borough. The award was presented to our chief executive office Jane
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Consultation day draws out ideas to improve NHS autism services

Ensuring that all NHS staff receive training to improve awareness and understanding of autism and better co-ordination and communication within the NHS and with other agencies about individual patients were key messages to emerge from an event in Reading seeking views about what should be in the next NHS 10-Year plan. Autism and learning disabilities
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Get free advice at start of benefits application process

Due to high demand for help with benefits applications from our expert adviser Kevin Jackson and to better reflect the costs of providing the Benefits Service, we are making some changes to what help is available free of charge and which benefit advice and support services require payment of fees. We will continue to provide free help to autistic people and
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Fantastic Reading Buses’ Open Day makes big difference to our fundraising

Reading Buses’ 2018 Open Day was a stunning success and gave a great boost to the amount being raised for Autism Berkshire as the company’s 2018 Charity of the Year. The event, on Sunday, July 1, was the biggest single fundraising event of our year-long partnership – but watch out for news of more activities
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Grant from Bracknell Town Council gives £1,000 boost to Autism Berkshire services in town

Autism Berkshire has received a grant of £1,000 from Bracknell Town Council to support our services for autistic people in the town. The cheque was presented by the mayor, Councillor Sandra Ingham, whose nephew is autistic. Autism Berkshire’s projects and community fundraising officer Sarah Brown, pictured above with the mayor, thanked the council for its
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Skydive challenge delivers high-flying fundraising result

Mike Coventry’s leap into the unknown, taking part in a skydive from 14,000ft to help Autism Berkshire, has raised almost £1,600 for us. Mike, the husband of our Bracknell Home Visit Support Worker Gemma Coventry, took on the challenge despite being afraid of heights. But he enjoyed the experience so much that he would “do
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Becka takes on half-marathon challenge to thank Autism Berkshire for supporting her family

Becka Adams drew inspiration from her autistic sister Jessica when she when she decided to raise funds for Autism Berkshire by taking on the challenge of running her first half-marathon. On Sunday, May 13, 18-year-old Becka, from Bracknell, who works as an English and maths tutor for children, will line up with hundreds of other
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Kay’s fantastic fundraising drive nets £1,417 for Autism Berkshire

Kay Syed, from Slough, set herself a fundraising mission to help Autism Berkshire during Autism Awareness Week at the end of March, aiming to raise £100 – and ended up collecting more than £1,400. She decided to do something to thank us for our support after her four-year-old daughter Zahra, pictured above with Kay, received
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Updated leisure activities information now available

Details of forthcoming Autism Berkshire leisure activities, including trampolining and some of our youth groups, are now available. Dates have been fixed for the rest of 2018 for sessions of the Reading Games Club for autistic children aged eight to 15 and their siblings, and of the Level Up Club for autistic young people aged
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