Category Archives: Support

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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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Special drop-in benefits advice session for autistic adults and carers in Slough

Autistic adults and parents and family members who act as carers to people with autism living in Slough will be able to get advice about benefits applications at a special drop-in session next Wednesday, February 14. Our benefits expert Kevin Jackson will be available to offer advice about eligibility and applications or appeals, at the
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Advice service in Slough for parents, carers and autistic adults expands as part of SPACE project

Autism Berkshire is delighted to be able to offer an enhanced advice service for 2018 to autistic adults and to parents and carers of children with autism living in Slough, as part of the SPACE (Slough Prevention Alliance Community Engagement) scheme.   SPACE brings together more than 40 local charities and organisations, led by Slough Council for Voluntary Services, to provide residents of the Borough
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Autism Berkshire offers improved range of advice and help with benefits applications and appeals

Autism Berkshire’s specialist benefits advice service is expanding. Our expert adviser Kevin Jackson can now provide a wider range of advice and support to people applying for benefits. The changes come ahead of scheduled introduction of Universal Credit in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire from December. The benefits service is available to anyone living with autism in the
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Bear With Me social group in Maidenhead celebrates 10th birthday

Members of Autism Berkshire’s Bear With Me social group for autistic adults will mark a special milestone at their meeting tonight – its 10th anniversary. Just six people attended the first meeting in September 2007. Today there are more than 50 members on the register, who will celebrate the occasion with a specially-decorated birthday cake, pictured above. The
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Deep relaxation classes for parents and carers coming to Reading for first time

Deep relaxation classes for the parents and carers of autistic children, teenagers and adults will be available for the first time at our office in Reading from October. Although we no longer receive grant funding for these classes, teacher Katia Cornwall, pictured, is continuing to offer them on a fee-paying basis. We will be hosting a
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New Socialeyes and Independent Living courses for autistic adults on way

We are delighted to announce that we will be running more Socialeyes and Independent Living courses, to help autistic adults to develop social skills and essential skills for everyday life, in Slough and Maidenhead this autumn. Both courses, which are free of charge, are open to autistic adults aged 19 and above living in the Slough
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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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