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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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Special drop-in benefits advice session for autistic adults and carers in Slough

Autistic adults and parents and family members who act as carers to people with autism living in Slough will be able to get advice about benefits applications at a special drop-in session next Wednesday, February 14. Our benefits expert Kevin Jackson will be available to offer advice about eligibility and applications or appeals, at the
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Advice service in Slough for parents, carers and autistic adults expands as part of SPACE project

Autism Berkshire is delighted to be able to offer an enhanced advice service for 2018 to autistic adults and to parents and carers of children with autism living in Slough, as part of the SPACE (Slough Prevention Alliance Community Engagement) scheme.   SPACE brings together more than 40 local charities and organisations, led by Slough Council for Voluntary Services, to provide residents of the Borough
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Free Pre-Assessment Workshop places available at six venues across Berkshire

Free places are available at forthcoming pre-assessment workshops for parents and carers of children aged 5+ who are on the Berkshire CAMHS waiting list for an autism assessment. The workshops offer advice and strategies to help families while they wait for an appointment, including: A look at autism and sensory issues Ideas to help communication and
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Autism Berkshire offers improved range of advice and help with benefits applications and appeals

Autism Berkshire’s specialist benefits advice service is expanding. Our expert adviser Kevin Jackson can now provide a wider range of advice and support to people applying for benefits. The changes come ahead of scheduled introduction of Universal Credit in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire from December. The benefits service is available to anyone living with autism in the
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Pre-assessment workshops for parents of children waiting for autism assessment return for autumn

Autism Berkshire’s new season of free pre-assessment workshops for parents and carers starts next month, delivering tailored support in towns throughout Berkshire. If your child has just been placed on the Berkshire CAMHS waiting list for an autism assessment and you are you looking for information about what support is available while you wait for an appointment,
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Warning to parents about open windows after two children hurt in falls

After two children were treated at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in the past fortnight for head injuries suffered in falls from windows, parents and carers are being urged to take extra care during the current hot weather. Both children, of pre-school age, fell from first-floor windows and had to be transferred to specialist units for further treatment.
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Advice events for parents coming up in Reading

Two advice events taking place in Reading later this month will be of interest to parents and carers of children with autism living in the town. On Wednesday, May 10, UTC (University Technical College) Reading is organising an evening for parents about autism. The school, which specialises in computer science and engineering education for 14 to 19-year-olds, is
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More advice workshops for parents of teenagers on way

A new series of free workshops to support parents and carers of teenage children with autism spectrum conditions in Berkshire starts later this month. After pilot sessions in Bracknell, Slough and Windsor & Maidenhead earlier this year, we are now able to offer the workshops in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire as well, thanks to
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