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Free places available at first autism advice workshops of 2020

Free places can now be booked our first autism advice workshops in 2020 to help parents and carers of children with a diagnosis of autism or whose children are on the Berkshire CAMHS waiting list for an autism assessment. As usual we are offering the Autism Seminars for Families workshops,  developed by the National Autistic Society,
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Volunteer needed to help with admin at Autism Berkshire’s office

Autism Berkshire is looking for a volunteer office assistant or assistants to help our office and family support teams. We are looking from someone able to work at our office in Reading town centre on Fridays, answering the phone and helping with filing, data entry and other tasks. Training will be provided and travel expenses will be paid. Click here for a
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Autism Berkshire launches new Teen Life course for parents and school staff

Autism Berkshire is delighted to be launching a new course in 2020 for parents and carers of teenagers and school staff who work with their children, called Teen Life. The Teen Life course runs over six weekly sessions and aims to help parents and education professionals to understand more about autistic young people aged 10
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New Chop & Chat course has recipe to boost autistic adults’ prospects

Autism Berkshire is launching a new free course, called Chop & Chat, for autistic young people and adults (aged 16+) who live in Slough. Chop & Chat, which will take place at Langley College, features friendly, fortnightly social sessions, focused around cooking and sharing a meal and talking about a range of topics. Starting on
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Get in the driving seat at our Winter Ball auction

The 2019 Autism Berkshire Winter Ball is coming up later this month and there will be some fantastic prizes in the silent auction. Among these is a supercar driving and high-speed passenger experience donated by Experience Days, offering the opportunity to drive one of the world’s leading supercars on a track. The experience includes tuition
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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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