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Positive Thinking and Family Seminar workshops for parents on the way

Autism Berkshire is delighted to announce the return of free Positive Thinking workshops for parents and carers of children with autism and our first free National Autistic Society Family Seminar courses in the west of Berkshire.

We will be running three Positive Thinking workshops at our office in Reading on Tuesdays May 9, June 6 and July 4, focusing on ways to enjoy the moment, see the positives in life and to set realistic goals for yourself or those you support.

The NAS Family Seminar courses proved very popular with parents and carers when we ran them in Bracknell and Windsor last year and earlier this year.

Two sets of NAS Family Seminar courses will be available in Reading, for parents and carers living in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire.

One will be held during evenings in May, June and July, to allow parents with work commitments during the day to attend. A daytime series of seminars will take place in the autumn.

All the sessions will take place at the Autism Berkshire office at 7 Richfield Place, Richfield Avenue, Reading.

We will be offering three seminars – Understanding Autism, Managing Anger and Sensory Needs. They will be delivered by Jo Roberts, our home visit worker in Reading and Wokingham and Amanda Walker, our home visit worker for West Berkshire.

Please note that free places at our Positive Thinking workshops and the NAS Family Seminars must be booked in advance.

Click here for full details of the courses and our other training for parents and carers, and how to register online.

If you want further information or have any questions, please call the Autism Berkshire office on 01189 594 594 or email

The Positive Thinking workshops are funded by Reading Borough Council’s New Directions learning and employment service.

The NAS Family Seminar courses are funded by an NHS Partnership Development grant from the Berkshire West Federation of NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups.