Category Archives: Support

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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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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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