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Positive Thinking workshop in Reading includes a look at relaxation techniques

Autism Berkshire’s next free Positive Thinking workshops for parents and carers of autistic children will feature a special session on relaxation techniques. Qualified yoga and relaxation teacher Katia Cornwall, who has run relaxation classes for parents and children for us previously, will demonstrate a range of ways to ease stress and anxiety. The workshop will
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Professionals who work with autistic children can benefit from discounted training

Thanks to funding from RCVYS (Reading Children’s & Voluntary Youth Services) Autism Berkshire is delighted to be able to provide a series of new training workshops for professionals who work with autistic children in Reading. We are also able to offer discounted twilight or INSET training sessions about autism for groups of staff at schools and
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Staying Safe on Social Media course helps autistic adults to navigate online world

Autistic men aged 19+ living in Windsor & Maidenhead and Slough are being invited to attend a free course about staying safe online, which starts next week. The course is divided into two sessions, taking place in consecutive weeks. The first session is on Thursday, April 26, from 6pm to 8pm, at Braywick Heath Nurseries, in Braywick
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Family Seminars on offer again to parents and carers of autistic children in Berkshire

Free places can now be booked for the first of our new series of Autism Seminars for Families to support parents and carers of children – whether they have a diagnosis of autism or are on the Berkshire CAMHS waiting list for an assessment. The seminars, which are free of charge to participants, have been
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Autism Awareness Week 2018 marked with information, fundraising and training activities across Berkshire

Autism Awareness Week 2018 runs from Monday, March 26, until World Autism Awareness Day on Easter Monday, April 2. Autism Berkshire is running a series of events for autistic people and their families in the run-up and during the week itself. Among the highlights will be an awareness-raising event to launch the week at Broad Street
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Sensory Needs seminar in Slough has free places available on rearranged date

As a result of the postponement of our NAS Autism Seminar for Families about Sensory Needs, due to take place in Slough last Friday, a few free places have opened up for the rearranged date, Friday, March 16. The seminar will take now place at the YES Shop in the Queensmere shopping centre from 9.30am
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Professionals can get an insight into autism at courses in Maidenhead and Reading

Professionals working in a range of roles can learn about supporting autistic people on a training course being run by Autism Berkshire in Maidenhead in the run-up to Autism Awareness Week 2018 at the end of March. The Introduction to Autism course provides an understanding of what autism is and what it feels like to
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Safeguarding Autistic Girls workshop provides tailored advice for professionals

Professionals who work with autistic girls can benefit from a training workshop about safeguarding, led by Berkshire autism advocate Carly Jones MBE, in conjunction with Autism Berkshire. The workshop on Wednesday, March 21, at RISC, in London Street, Reading, draws on material from Carly’s autistic girls-specific online safeguarding course called Boundaries, Bodies, Abuse and Reporting it
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SocialEyes course for autistic adults in Reading now open for booking

A new SocialEyes course to help autistic adults to develop social skills and essential skills for everyday life will take place in Reading in the spring. The course is free of charge and is open to autistic adults aged 18 and above who are residents of the Reading Borough Council area. Led by experienced trainers from Autism Berkshire, the course starts at the New Directions Centre, at 330
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