world autism awareness day

Busy programme of activities marks Autism Awareness Week 2017 across Berkshire

To celebrate World Autism Awareness Week 2017 next week, Autism Berkshire is running a series of special events for people and families living with autism and provide information about our services. Among the highlights are our World Autism Awareness Day 2017 family fun day at Bucklebury Farm Park in West Berkshire on Sunday, April 2, and
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Our 25th anniversary exhibition Autism in Berkshire: Past & Present goes online

Autism in Berkshire: Past & Present, an exhibition created to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Berkshire Autistic Society – now known as Autism Berkshire – in 1990, can now be viewed online. The 12 panels of the exhibition look at the development of autism understanding in the county and across the
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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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Don’t miss out on West Berkshire workshops for parents

There is still time to register for free places at a number of workshops in West Berkshire this month to help parents of children with autism or who are waiting for an autism assessment. Two places are available at a Supporting Teenagers with Autism workshop in Hungerford next Monday, March 6, with Dr Fiona Knott,
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Join us at our World Autism Awareness Day fun day at Bucklebury Farm Park

Tickets are now available for Autism Berkshire’s 2017 World Autism Awareness Day family fun day at Bucklebury Farm Park. The park, between Reading and Thatcham, has a wide range of activities available, with the chance to meet all the animals on the farm, including deer and rare-bred Berkshire pigs, enjoy the indoor and outdoor play
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Don’t miss out on Supporting Teenagers workshop in Wokingham

We still have free places available for parents and carers in Wokingham at a workshop on Supporting Teenagers with Autism which is taking place this Thursday, February 16. Led by Dr Liz Dawes, a clinical psychologist at the Centre for Autism at the University of Reading, the workshop will provide advice on communication, social skills and
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Job opportunity for Personal Assistant to Autism Berkshire’s CEO

Autism Berkshire has a job vacancy for a Temporary Personal Assistant for our chief executive officer, Jane Stanford-Beale. We are looking for someone with previous experience as a personal assistant who is able to start work as soon as possible, initially on a six-week, full-time temporary contract. The job involves handling correspondence and phone calls,
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