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Problem-Solving Toolkit Workshop offering advice on accessing services still has free places available

If you are struggling to secure support for a child with autism or a disability from local authorities, schools or the NHS, there is still still to book places on our first Problem-Solving Toolkit Workshop course for parents, carers and professionals next week, run in conjunction with Cerebra, the charity for children with brain conditions, including autism.
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Warning to parents about open windows after two children hurt in falls

After two children were treated at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in the past fortnight for head injuries suffered in falls from windows, parents and carers are being urged to take extra care during the current hot weather. Both children, of pre-school age, fell from first-floor windows and had to be transferred to specialist units for further treatment.
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Helping hands and tombola prizes needed for our stall at first Bracknell Rocks Autism fun day

Autism Berkshire will have a fundraising and information stall at the Bracknell Rocks Autism fun day next week and we are looking for volunteers to staff the stall and donations of prizes for our tombola. The event is at the Bracknell Town football ground, in Larges Lane, on Saturday, June 24, from 1pm until late,
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Free Pre-Assessment Workshop places available at seven venues across Berkshire

We have places available at a series of free Pre-Assessment Workshops for parents and carers with children aged 5+ who are waiting for a Berkshire CAMHS autism assessment, taking place at seven locations around the county before the school summer holidays start. The half-day workshops are as follows: Slough (at the YES Shop in the Queensmere shopping
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Relaxation classes for children with autism and their parents still available on fee-paying basis

The grant to Autism Berkshire which allowed us to provide relaxation classes for parents and children free of charge has come to an end but teacher Katia Cornwall, pictured, is continuing to offer them privately. They are available in Windsor, Bracknell and Slough. Katia, who also leads our Windsor & Maidenhead Youth Group, is a certified Yoga,
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New Internet Safety Workshops offer parents advice on how to support children online

Autism Berkshire is launching free Internet Safety Workshops for Parents and Carers to help them support children and young people with autism to safely navigate the online world. Children, young people and adults with autism can be more vulnerable online. The workshops are designed to help parents and carers improve their own knowledge and confidence,
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Steph and Nathan step out on fundraising walk to support our Bracknell Adult Social Group

Steph Guest and Nathan Ross, who are members of our Bracknell Adult Social Group, completed an eight-mile sponsored walk on Sunday to raise funds for the group. So far they have collected £145 in sponsorship and donations towards a £170 target they set themselves. Donations can still be made online at Steph’s Justgiving page. Their route
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Training courses for professionals in Slough offer an insight into autism

Professionals working in a range of roles can learn more about supporting people with autism on training courses being run by Autism Berkshire for the first time in Slough. The Introduction to Autism course provides an understanding of what autism is and what it feels like to have autism, as well as offering strategies and ideas
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