Pre-Assessment Service


Berkshire CAMHS has produced this short video outlining the assessment process, to help parents and children

Pre-Assessment Autism Workshops

Autism Berkshire works with the ASD Pathway team at Berkshire CAMHS to provide information and signposting advice to parents and carers with children aged 5+ who are on the waiting list for an autism spectrum assessment.

Our free workshops are led by trained staff from Autism Berkshire who are also parents of children and young people on the autism spectrum and have experience of the assessment process.

They include:

  • A basic look at autism and sensory issues
  • Strategies to help communication and address sensory and behavioural issues
  • Information on what happens in the assessment
  • Signposting for support if you receive a diagnosis/if you do not receive a diagnosis of autism

These half-day courses are held at our office in Reading and at venues in Wokingham, Hungerford, Thatcham, Bracknell, Slough and Windsor.

  • If you have made a booking but are unable to attend a workshop, please remember to cancel the ticket so that someone else can attend.

Forthcoming pre-assessment workshops in Reading

2018: Tuesday, February 23; Tuesday, March 13.

  • Please note that the venue for the Reading pre-assessment workshops in February and March 2018 will be RISC (Reading International Solidarity Centre), at 35-39 London Street, RG1 4PS. There is limited on-street car parking near the venue, which is a short walk from the Oracle Centre and Queen’s Road car parks. Click here for more information and details of buses that stop outside RISC and how to reserve a disabled parking space if required.

Click on the button to register for free places at these workshops.

Eventbrite - Autism Berkshire Pre-Assessment Workshops ages 5+ READING

Forthcoming pre-assessment workshops in Wokingham

2017: Monday, December 18.

2018: Monday, January 29; Monday, February 26; Monday, March 26.

  • Please note that we have had to change the venue for our pre-assessment workshops in Wokingham from November 2017 – they will now take place at St Paul’s Parish Church, 32 Reading Rd, Wokingham, RG41 1EH. The room we are using is upstairs, so anybody who would need to use a lift is advised to attend a workshop in Reading instead.

Eventbrite - Autism Berkshire Pre-Assessment Workshops ages 5+ WOKINGHAM

Forthcoming pre-assessment workshops in Bracknell

2018: Monday, January 15; Monday, March 12.

Click on the button to register for free places at these workshops.

Eventbrite - Autism Berkshire Pre-Assessment Workshops ages 5+ BRACKNELL

Forthcoming pre-assessment workshops in Windsor for parents and carers living in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

2017: Wednesday, December 6.

2018: Monday, January 22; Monday, March 5.

Click on the button to register for free places at these workshops.

Eventbrite - Autism Berkshire Pre-Assessment Workshops ages 5+ WINDSOR

Forthcoming pre-assessment workshops in Slough

Due to a high level of demand for home visits in the Slough area, we will not be running any pre-assessment workshops in the town in late 2017 and the first quarter of 2018. Slough residents who want to attend a pre-assessment workshop during this period are welcome to book places at sessions in Windsor, Bracknell or Reading.

Forthcoming pre-assessment workshops for parents and carers living in West Berkshire

Thatcham:

2017: Wednesday, December 13.

2018: Monday, February 5.

Eventbrite - Autism Berkshire Pre-Assessment Workshop ages 5+ THATCHAM

Hungerford:

2018: Wednesday, January 10; Wednesday, March 7.

Eventbrite - Autism Berkshire Pre-Assessment Workshops ages 5+ HUNGERFORD

If you have difficulty booking online, call 01189 594 594 or email us at admin@autismberkshire.org.uk

Our pre-assessment workshops are funded by the Local Transformation Fund for Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing from both the Berkshire East and Berkshire West NHS Clinical Commissioning Group federations.

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north & west Reading

South Reading NHS

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