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Join us for Autism Berkshire’s AGM and to hear from autistic speaker Richard Maguire

Autism Berkshire’s 2018 AGM will be held at 7pm on Monday, November 26, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Caversham Bridge in Reading. A highlight of the event will be a talk by autistic speaker and trainer Richard Maguire, pictured above, which will also be open to people who are not Autism Berkshire members. The
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Autism Berkshire looks for new trustees to help us make difference

Autism Berkshire is looking for more volunteer trustees to help guide its work delivering a wide range of advice, support, training and leisure activities throughout the county. A key role that needs to be filled on our board is that of Treasurer, so interest from people with financial management expertise would be particularly welcome, along
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Be positive about autism, speaker Dean Beadle tells Berkshire audience

A sell-out audience heard a positive message about being autistic from trainer and speaker Dean Beadle at an event in Bracknell organised by Autism Berkshire. In a wide-ranging talk at the Coppid Beech Hotel on the evening of Monday, October 8, Dean discussed his journey from being a young school pupil who exhibited “challenging behaviour”
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SocialEyes course in Reading changes dates

We have had to reschedule our forthcoming SocialEyes course for autistic adults in Reading. The course, which was developed by the National Autistic Society, aims to help develop social skills and understanding. The first workshop session will now be held at the New Directions South centre, at 330 Northumberland Avenue, Whitley, on Tuesday, October 30,
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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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