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Courses in Reading offer range of advice to parents of children with autism

Reading Borough Council is funding two courses this autumn to support parents and carers of children with autism. The first course, for parents and carers of secondary school-age children living in Reading, is a free five-week Time Out For Autism course, being run by Parenting Special Children for the council. The course starts next Tuesday,
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Helping hands and tombola prizes needed for our stall at first Bracknell Rocks Autism fun day

Autism Berkshire will have a fundraising and information stall at the Bracknell Rocks Autism fun day next week and we are looking for volunteers to staff the stall and donations of prizes for our tombola. The event is at the Bracknell Town football ground, in Larges Lane, on Saturday, June 24, from 1pm until late,
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Relaxation classes for children with autism and their parents still available on fee-paying basis

The grant to Autism Berkshire which allowed us to provide relaxation classes for parents and children free of charge has come to an end but teacher Katia Cornwall, pictured, is continuing to offer them privately. They are available in Windsor, Bracknell and Slough. Katia, who also leads our Windsor & Maidenhead Youth Group, is a certified Yoga,
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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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Volunteers needed to help improve services in Berkshire for people with autism and learning difficulties

The Berkshire Transforming Care Partnership wants carers and family members of people who use its autism and learning disabilities services to help improve provision across the county. The partnership plans to appoint new volunteer members to each of its projects groups working on health and social care provision from the NHS and councils, which look
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Don’t miss out on offer of free flu vaccinations

There is still time to get a free flu vaccination as part of the NHS’s Stay Well this Winter campaign. Anyone with a learning disability or who cares for someone with a learning disability, including autism spectrum conditions, is entitled to a free vaccination, along with over-65s, pregnant women and young children. The NHS and public
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Parent-led therapy helps improve communication skills and behaviour of children with autism, finds study

Training parents in therapy techniques to communicate and interact with their child has been shown to help reduce the severity of autism symptoms in the long term, according to a study published in the medical journal The Lancet. The Pre-school Autism Communication Trial (PACT), led by staff at the University of Manchester, King’s College London
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