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New Chop & Chat course has recipe to boost autistic adults’ prospects

Autism Berkshire is launching a new free course, called Chop & Chat, for autistic young people and adults (aged 16+) who live in Slough. Chop & Chat, which will take place at Langley College, features friendly, fortnightly social sessions, focused around cooking and sharing a meal and talking about a range of topics. Starting on
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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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Supporting Teenagers with Autism workshops offer advice on social skills and mental health matters

Autism Berkshire is running a new series of free workshops for parents and carers of teenagers with autism living in Berkshire this autumn. Led by specialists from the Centre for Autism at the University of Reading, the workshops will look at a range of issues to help parents support their teenage children. Social skills, relationships and communication will
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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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Workshops for parents and carers still have free places available

Parents and carers still have time to book free places on a number of training workshops we are running next week. A pre-assessment workshop for those living in the west of Berkshire is taking place at Calcot on Monday, providing information and signposting advice to families with children aged 5+ who are on the Berkshire
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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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Young people’s top tips to stay safe online can win an iPad Mini

Thames Valley Police are inviting children and teenagers to help young people stay safe online and be in with the chance of winning an iPad Mini 2. The force are running a competition to find the best ideas to increase awareness about online safety as part of its #ProtectYourWorld campaign this month. Under-18s are being invited
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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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New Wokingham youth group holds first session

Autism Berkshire is pleased to announce that our new Wokingham youth group will meet for the first time on Saturday this week, July 2. Sessions will take place at Wokingham Youth Centre, in Reading Road, between 1.15pm and 3.15pm. Click here for more details of future meetings on Saturdays until March next year. The group is
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Youth group provision expands to West Berkshire

Autism Berkshire is launching a youth group for West Berkshire as we continue to expand the range of leisure activities for children available outside Reading. The new club will be open to children aged between eight and 17 living in West Berkshire who have a diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition, including Asperger syndrome, or are
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