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Consultation day draws out ideas to improve NHS autism services

Ensuring that all NHS staff receive training to improve awareness and understanding of autism and better co-ordination and communication within the NHS and with other agencies about individual patients were key messages to emerge from an event in Reading seeking views about what should be in the next NHS 10-Year plan. Autism and learning disabilities
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SocialEyes course for autistic adults in Reading starts in October

Autistic adults living in Reading can benefit from a free SocialEyes course this autumn designed to help them improve their social skills and understanding. Led by experienced trainers  from Autism Berkshire, the six-week  course is free of charge and  open to autistic adults aged 18  and above who are residents of  the Reading Borough Council area. The SocialEyes course was developed by
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Start your summer break with our Family Picnic at Forbury Gardens in Reading

Get the summer holidays off to a great start at Autism Berkshire’s Family Picnic for families of children with autism and/or special needs at Forbury Gardens in the centre of Reading next Friday, July 27. The event, which is being held with support from the National Citizen Service, will run from noon to 3pm and features a variety
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Family Seminars support parents and carers of autistic children in Reading and West Berkshire

Autism Berkshire is providing more Autism Seminars for Families in Reading and West Berkshire to support parents and carers of children with a diagnosis of autism, or who are waiting for a Berkshire CAMHS autism assessment. We are again offering three Autism Seminars for Families courses, developed by the National Autistic Society: Understanding Autism, suitable
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Bargain early bird tickets for Autism Berkshire Winter Ball now on sale

Although it is still Spring, we are already looking forward to the Autism Berkshire 2018 Winter Ball. The ball will be held on the evening of Saturday, November 10, at the Hilton Hotel Reading, from 7pm to 12.30am. As usual, the proceeds will help to fund our work supporting autistic people and their families across
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Positive Thinking workshop in Reading includes a look at relaxation techniques

Autism Berkshire’s next free Positive Thinking workshops for parents and carers of autistic children will feature a special session on relaxation techniques. Qualified yoga and relaxation teacher Katia Cornwall, who has run relaxation classes for parents and children for us previously, will demonstrate a range of ways to ease stress and anxiety. The workshop will
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Job opportunity for an administrator with Autism Berkshire

Autism Berkshire has a job vacancy for an administrator based at at our office in central Reading. We are looking for someone with previous experience as an administrator, preferably with an understanding of autism and previous experience in the voluntary sector. This post offers 25 hours’ work each week, from Monday to Friday. It is initially
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Professionals who work with autistic children can benefit from discounted training

Thanks to funding from RCVYS (Reading Children’s & Voluntary Youth Services) Autism Berkshire is delighted to be able to provide a series of new training workshops for professionals who work with autistic children in Reading. We are also able to offer discounted twilight or INSET training sessions about autism for groups of staff at schools and
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Updated leisure activities information now available

Details of forthcoming Autism Berkshire leisure activities, including trampolining and some of our youth groups, are now available. Dates have been fixed for the rest of 2018 for sessions of the Reading Games Club for autistic children aged eight to 15 and their siblings, and of the Level Up Club for autistic young people aged
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Family Seminars on offer again to parents and carers of autistic children in Berkshire

Free places can now be booked for the first of our new series of Autism Seminars for Families to support parents and carers of children – whether they have a diagnosis of autism or are on the Berkshire CAMHS waiting list for an assessment. The seminars, which are free of charge to participants, have been
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