Category Archives: Support

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Positive Thinking and Family Seminar workshops for parents on the way

Autism Berkshire is delighted to announce the return of free Positive Thinking workshops for parents and carers of children with autism and our first free National Autistic Society Family Seminar courses in the west of Berkshire. We will be running three Positive Thinking workshops at our office in Reading on Tuesdays May 9, June 6
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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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Join us at Reading Families’ Forum’s Information and Fun Afternoon

Autism Berkshire’s Reading and Wokingham Home Visit Support Worker Jo Roberts and our Benefits Adviser Kevin Jackson will be at Reading Families’ Forum Information and Fun Afternoon on Saturday to provide information about our services and answer questions. The event takes place from 2.30pm to 5pm at Academy Sports, in Northumberland Avenue, Reading, RG2 8DF. Admission is
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Workshops for parents and carers still have places available

Parents and carers still have time to book for the last few of our current runs of Pre-Assessment and Supporting Teenagers with Autism workshops later this month. We have free places available at Pre-Assessment Workshops for parents and carers with children on the Berkshire CAMHS waiting list for an autism diagnostic assessment at the following
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Drop in at our Slough information and awareness event

Shoppers in Slough will get the chance on Friday to find out all about the range of services Autism Berkshire offers to people and families living with autism. We will have an information stall at the YES Shop in the Queensmere Observatory Shopping Centre, off High Street, from 11am to 2pm. Our chief executive officer,
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Women’s support group holds its first meeting in Reading

Our new women’s support group holds its first meeting in Reading on Friday. It will provide a forum for women diagnosed as autistic, or who self-identify as autistic, to discuss how autism affects them. Mothers of children diagnosed with autism spectrum conditions can also find support to explore the possibility that they may also be
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Workshops deliver expert advice on supporting teenagers with autism

We are offering more chances for parents and carers of teenagers with autism to get expert advice from specialists from the Centre for Autism at the University of Reading. Seven more workshops taking place at venues around Berkshire between January and March 2017, led by clinical psychologists, a speech and language therapist and a parenting practitioner, will provide tailored
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Pre-Assessment workshops in West Berkshire still have places available

There is still time to register for free places at our pre-assessment workshops for parents and carers in West Berkshire later this month. The half-day workshops provide advice for parents and carers of children aged 5+ who are on the Berkshire CAMHS waiting list for an autism spectrum assessment. Two sessions are available, in Calcot on
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Grandparents’ support group gets off to great start

Our new support group for grandparents who are the main carers for grandchildren with autism enjoyed a successful launch this week. A number of grandparents met for a free roast lunch and the chance to relax and chat at the Toby Carvery Caversham Bridge, in Richfield Avenue, Reading, just down the road from Autism Berkshire’s office. The
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