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Pre-Assessment and Supporting Teenagers workshop places open for booking

Details are now available for more free Autism Berkshire training and advice workshops for parents and carers of children and teenagers with autism.

We will be running six Pre-Assessment Workshops for 2017-18 in Bracknell, for parents and carers living in the Bracknell Forest council area with children aged 5+ who are on the Berkshire CAMHS waiting list for an autism spectrum assessment.

Dates for pre-assessment workshops in other areas are being arranged.

Click here for more details of our pre-assessment service and to register for free places at the Bracknell workshops.

We are also running a Supporting Teenagers with Autism workshop in Windsor on Wednesday, May 10, for parents and carers of children aged 11+ with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism, who attend a mainstream school.

It will be led by Jo Billington, a parenting practitioner and doctoral researcher at the Centre for Autism at the University of Reading.

Please note this workshop is not suitable for parents of teenagers with a new or recent diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition.

Free places are still available at a Positive Thinking for Parents workshop on Tuesday, May 9, and at a NAS Family Seminar on Understanding Autism in Reading on Wednesday, May 10.

Bookings can also be made now for further Positive Thinking and NAS Family Seminar courses – including sessions on Sesnory Needs and Managing Anger – taking place later this year.

Click here for more details of the Supporting Teenagers with Autism workshop and our other training courses for parents and carers, and to register for free places.

If you want further information about any of our courses and workshops for parents and carers or have any questions about them, please call the Autism Berkshire office on 01189 594 594 or email

These workshops are funded by NHS Partnership Development grants from the Berkshire East and Berkshire West federations of NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups and Reading Borough Council’s New Directions learning and employment service.