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Workshops for parents and carers still have places available

We still have free places available at a number of workshops for parents and carers in the next two weeks.

There are three sessions on Supporting Teenagers with Autism, for families with children aged 11+ with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism, who attend a mainstream school.

The first is in Slough this Friday, December 2, with Iona Wood, a speech and language therapist who specialises in autism. The others are in Thatcham on Wednesday next week, December 7, with Dr Fiona Knott, a clinical psychologist and the co-director of the Centre for Autism at the University of Reading, and at Autism Berkshire’s office in Reading on Tuesday, December 13, again led by Iona Wood.

There is also a Pre-assessment Workshop in Hungerford on Monday, December 12, for parents and carers of children aged 5+ in West Berkshire who are on the waiting list for a Berkshire CAMHS diagnostic assessment for autism.

Click here for more information about all these workshops and details of how to register for free places.

We also have places at a half-day Disability Living Allowance (DLA) workshop next Monday, December 5, at our office in Reading. It is for parents and carers of children aged 16 and under with autism spectrum conditions.

The session explains what DLA is and how to claim it, with advice on how to complete the application form and what to do if you are turned down.

Click here for more information about the workshop and how to register and about our Benefits Service.