Be positive about autism, speaker Dean Beadle tells Berkshire audience

A sell-out audience heard a positive message about being autistic from trainer and speaker Dean Beadle at an event in Bracknell organised by Autism Berkshire. In a wide-ranging talk at the Coppid Beech Hotel on the evening of Monday, October 8, Dean discussed his journey from being a young school pupil who exhibited “challenging behaviour”
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Emotions and anger in focus at advice workshops for parents

Autism Berkshire is offering more free advice workshop to parents and carers living in Bracknell, focusing on managing anger in autistic children and young people and helping children to learn techniques to manage their emotions. We will be running two workshops at Bracknell Open Learning Centre, in Rectory Lane. They are suitable for parents and
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SocialEyes course in Reading changes dates

We have had to reschedule our forthcoming SocialEyes course for autistic adults in Reading. The course, which was developed by the National Autistic Society, aims to help develop social skills and understanding. The first workshop session will now be held at the New Directions South centre, at 330 Northumberland Avenue, Whitley, on Tuesday, October 30,
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Platinum Slough Quality Protects award recognises Autism Berkshire’s high standards

Autism Berkshire is delighted to announce that we have today received a Platinum Excellence Award from the Slough Quality Protects Programme. The scheme, run by Slough Council for Voluntary Service, recognises the high organisational and safeguarding standards of voluntary sector bodies working in the borough. The award was presented to our chief executive office Jane
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Consultation day draws out ideas to improve NHS autism services

Ensuring that all NHS staff receive training to improve awareness and understanding of autism and better co-ordination and communication within the NHS and with other agencies about individual patients were key messages to emerge from an event in Reading seeking views about what should be in the next NHS 10-Year plan. Autism and learning disabilities
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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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