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SocialEyes course offers autistic adults help with social skills

Autistic adults living in Slough and the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead can now book places on a free SocialEyes course to help them to develop their social skills and understanding.  The course is open to autistic young people and adults aged 18 and above and is taking place at Langley College, in Station Road. The course will
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Review recommends ways to improve East Berkshire’s autism and ADHD services

The East Berkshire NHS Clinical Commissioning Group has released a blueprint for future autism and ADHD services for children and adults in the area, drawing on the findings of a review of existing services and the challenges that they face. The review team from healthcare consultants Attain talked to autistic people, people with ADHD and
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AGM results in range of ideas for improved services from Autism Berkshire and NHS

Members attending Autism Berkshire’s 2019 AGM were asked to give their views on the charity’s services and ideas for changes, along with ways that NHS autism services  could be improved. The meeting was held at the Thames Valley Adventure Playground in Taplow on Sunday, September 22, in conjunction with a fun day for members of
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Passport provides route to share information with hospital or school staff

Visits to hospital and extended stays for treatment can be challenging for autistic people and their families, but a personal ‘passport’ can be invaluable. Many NHS staff still do not get training about autism and learning disabilities, although the government is making moves to change this. Our West Berkshire home visit support worker, Amanda Walker,
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Job opportunity for Benefits Caseworker with Autism Berkshire

Due to increasing demand for help from Autism Berkshire’s Benefits Service, we have a job vacancy for a part-time Benefits Service Caseworker to assist our Benefits Manager Kevin Jackson. Since the expansion of the service since 2017 to include advice appointments for Slough residents as part of the SPACE project and offering representation at benefits
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AGM and Fun Day gives members chance to have say about Autism Berkshire services

Autism Berkshire’s 2019 AGM will be held in conjunction with our next Members’ Family Fun Day at the Thames Valley Adventure Playground on Sunday, September 22. We are combining the two events, as we want to focus at this year’s Annual General Meeting on services for families and how we can develop these in the future, so want
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Autism Berkshire invites nominations for new trustees

Autism Berkshire’s 2019 Annual General Meeting will take place in September and we are inviting nominations for new trustees to join the board that oversees the charity’s work. Anyone who is interested in becoming a trustee and would like more information should contact Autism Berkshire’s chief executive officer, Jane Stanford-Beale, for an informal discussion. She
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More Understanding Your Rights workshops on way explaining benefit applications and employment advice

Dates are now available for more of Autism Berkshire’s free Understanding Your Rights workshops, looking at a range of benefits and how to apply, and employment support for young people and adults, with our benefits expert Kevin Jackson. They will take place at Autism Berkshire’s office in Reading town centre, at 40 Caversham Road, on
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