Deep relaxation classes for parents and carers coming to Reading for first time

Deep relaxation classes for the parents and carers of autistic children, teenagers and adults will be available for the first time at our office in Reading from October. Although we no longer receive grant funding for these classes, teacher Katia Cornwall, pictured, is continuing to offer them on a fee-paying basis. We will be hosting a
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Tickets for the Autism Berkshire 2017 Ball are now on sale

With the summer holidays almost over, we are now looking forward to the Autism Berkshire 2017 Ball. The ball will be held the evening of Saturday, November 11, at the Hilton Hotel Reading, from 7pm to 12.30am. The proceeds will help to fund our work supporting people living with autism across the county. Comedian John
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Helpline service still available during office closure for Reading Festival

The Autism Berkshire office will be closed on Thursday, August 24, and Friday, August 25, as access in Richfield Avenue will be limited during the Reading Festival. However, our helpline service will be available as usual both days on 01189 594 594, between 10am and 1pm. The office will be open to visitors as usual from Monday
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New Socialeyes and Independent Living courses for autistic adults on way

We are delighted to announce that we will be running more Socialeyes and Independent Living courses, to help autistic adults to develop social skills and essential skills for everyday life, in Slough and Maidenhead this autumn. Both courses, which are free of charge, are open to autistic adults aged 19 and above living in the Slough
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Autism Berkshire welcomes NHS mental health services transformation plan

Autism Berkshire welcomes the Government’s plan to expand NHS mental health services and to create 21,000 new jobs over the next few years, including 2,000 more nurses, consultants and therapists for CAMHS teams. The announcement by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt that £1.3 billion would be invested to provide the extra staff and to retain existing
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Family Fun Day tickets still available for our event on Sunday

Tickets are still available for our family fun day for Autism Berkshire members at the Thames Valley Adventure Playground this coming Sunday, August 6. The event features a barbecue, with beefburgers and sausages from Jennings of Caversham butchers, plus salad and ice cream. Tickets are priced £15 for a family of up to two adults and up to
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Ping Pong Parlour invites autistic adults in Maidenhead to try table tennis free of charge

Autistic adults living in Windsor & Maidenhead are being invited to take part in free ping pong sessions at the Nicholson Centre in Maidenhead town centre every Wednesday evening during the summer. The special autism-friendly sessions will run between 6pm and 7pm from Wednesday this week, July 19, until Wednesday, August 30. The Pop-up Ping Pong Parlour is opposite the Tesco
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Supporting Teenagers with Autism workshops offer advice on social skills and mental health matters

Autism Berkshire is running a new series of free workshops for parents and carers of teenagers with autism living in Berkshire this autumn. Led by specialists from the Centre for Autism at the University of Reading, the workshops will look at a range of issues to help parents support their teenage children. Social skills, relationships and communication will
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