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BBC finds out how Children in Need supports young people with autism in Berkshire

Autism Berkshire’s trampolining sessions for children and family swimming sessions are funded by the BBC’s Children in Need Appeal. In the build-up to Children in Need Day 2017 on Friday, the BBC is visiting projects that are supported by the appeal to find out how the money is spent. Reporter Bridgitte Tetteh, pictured above, and
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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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Job opportunities for Helpline Supervisor and at our youth groups

Autism Berkshire has job vacancies for a Helpline Services Supervisor, a Youth Group Leader at our Reading Games Club and a Youth Worker at our Wokingham Youth Group. The Helpline Services Supervisor will manage our Helpline and co-ordinate our Benefits Service, which is expanding to offer additional support. This post is based at our office in Reading and
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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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Socialeyes course dates now available for autistic adults in Reading

A Socialeyes course to help autistic adults to develop social skills and essential skills for everyday life will take place in Reading this autumn. The course is free of charge and is open to autistic adults aged 18 and above who are residents of the Reading Borough Council area. Led by experienced trainers from Autism Berkshire, the course starts at the New Directions Centre, at 330 Northumberland Avenue,
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Volunteers needed to support our Autism Hour event at the Oracle Centre in Reading

Autism Berkshire is teaming up with the Oracle Centre in Reading to support the National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour campaign next month and we need volunteers to help at the event. The campaign, during the week starting October 2, aims to encourage shops and businesses to take simple steps to create a more autism-friendly world.  Autism
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Safe and Sound award recognises Autism Berkshire’s good governance standards

Autism Berkshire has been awarded Safe and Sound status by Reading Voluntary Action for our good governance standards. The award runs for three years until September 2020. Autism Berkshire’s chief executive officer, Jane Stanford-Beale, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce that Reading Voluntary Action has awarded us Safe and Sound status, after undertaking a thorough audit of
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Deep relaxation classes for parents and carers coming to Reading for first time

Deep relaxation classes for the parents and carers of autistic children, teenagers and adults will be available for the first time at our office in Reading from October. Although we no longer receive grant funding for these classes, teacher Katia Cornwall, pictured, is continuing to offer them on a fee-paying basis. We will be hosting a
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