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Lego Event gives children chance to get creative during their summer break

We have another fantastic summer holiday activity for autistic children coming up next week – a Lego Event with expert brick artist Kevin Hall, of Brick Galleria, pictured above. The event is at Emmer Green Youth & Community Centre in Reading this coming Friday, August 3. There will be three two-hour sessions during the day,
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First aid training gives youth group members new skills

Members of three youth groups now know all about first aid thanks to a course hosted by Autism Berkshire. Thirteen children and teenagers who attend our Reading Games Club and Bracknell CAYP Youth Group were joined by children from the Wokingham ICE group last week for the course, held at Emmer Green Youth & Community
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Support our bid for support from the Aviva Community Fund to run relaxation classes for children

Autism Berkshire is seeking votes from the public to help us win a £5,000 grant from the Aviva Community Fund 2017 to run relaxation classes in Slough for children with autism. They would build on similar sessions we have run recently in Slough, Windsor and Bracknell, which proved popular with children and their families. If we are successful
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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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Get trampolining dates for summer term in your diary

The dates of our trampolining sessions for children and teenagers with autism aged four to 18 in Reading and Bracknell until July are now available. Trampolining is recognised to be a good way to encourage people with autism to get exercise and helps to improve motor skills and strengthen muscles. All the places at our
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Extra time to take part in Reading EHC Plans survey

Reading Borough Council’s Special Educational Needs Team has extended the deadline for children and families living in Reading, who have a finalised Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan, to take part in a survey on the process. The aim of the survey is find out about people’s experiences of going through the EHC Needs Assessment or the
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Families invited to free FunFest for children with disabilities

Families living with autism are being invited to a free FunFest taking place in Windsor in March. The event, organized by the Windsor Lions Club, will be tailored for children with physical, sensory and learning disabilities, including autism spectrum conditions. Siblings are welcome to join in the fun. Places for up to 200 children are
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Trampolining sessions have places available for children and teenagers

Places are now available at our trampolining sessions for children and young people with autism in Reading and Bracknell. They are being offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so parents and carers are advised to apply immediately. Once all the current vacant places are filled, we will again be operating a waiting list. Parents will
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Relaxation classes for children, parents and carers resume in New Year

Relaxation classes in the east of Berkshire for children with autism and their parents and carers will return in January. They will again take place at venues in Bracknell, Windsor and Slough and are led by Katia Cornwall. She is a certified yoga and deep relaxation yoga nidra teacher and has many years of experience working
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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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