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Autism Berkshire launches support group for grandparents with free welcome lunch

Autism Berkshire is inviting grandparents throughout the county who are the main carers for grandchildren with autism spectrum conditions to join a new peer support group.

It is being launched with a free welcome lunch at the Toby Carvery Caversham Bridge, in Richfield Avenue, Reading – just down the road from Autism Berkshire’s office – on Monday, October 10, from 11.30am to 1.30pm.

The aim of the group is to reduce the isolation felt by many grandparents who have become primary carers to grandchildren with autism. It will provide them with a supportive environment to relax and socialise with people from their own generation and share experiences.

Many grandparents who are primary carers for their grandchildren with autism often find they have become cut off from friends who no longer have to plan their lives around the needs of children.

In addition, the parents and carers they meet at school, advice workshops or other events are usually much younger than them.

For more information about the group or to book a place at the welcome lunch, please call the Autism Berkshire office on 01189 594 594 or email

Help with transport to attend the lunch will be available if required.