BBC finds out how Children in Need supports young people with autism in Berkshire

Autism Berkshire’s trampolining sessions for children and family swimming sessions are funded by the BBC’s Children in Need Appeal.

In the build-up to Children in Need Day 2017 on Friday, the BBC is visiting projects that are supported by the appeal to find out how the money is spent.

Reporter Bridgitte Tetteh, pictured above, and a camera operator came along to our trampolining session at Crosfields School in Reading on Saturday, November 11, to interview some of the children and their parents about the benefits of trampolining for children with autism.

Bridgitte then visited the Autism Berkshire office in Reading on Wednesday morning to broadcast live on air during Andrew Peach’s breakfast show on BBC Radio Berkshire.

She spoke to Autism Berkshire’s chief executive officer Jane Stanford-Beale about trampolining and some of the other services that Autism Berkshire provides and played several interviews that she had recorded at the trampolining session during the course of the programme.

If you missed the broadcast, you can catch up with the Andrew Peach show on the BBC iPlayer until December 14 by clicking here.

  • Click here for more details of trampolining sessions for children supported by the BBC Children in Need appeal and all Autism Berkshire’s other leisure activities for people and families living with autism.
  • Click here to find out how you can get involved with the 2017 BBC Children in Need appeal.