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Emotions and anger in focus at advice workshops for parents

Autism Berkshire is offering more free advice workshop to parents and carers living in Bracknell, focusing on managing anger in autistic children and young people and helping children to learn techniques to manage their emotions.

We will be running two workshops at Bracknell Open Learning Centre, in Rectory Lane.

They are suitable for parents and carers of children who are on the Berkshire CAMHS waiting list for an autism assessment, or who have a diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition.

Monday, October 15: NAS Autism Seminar for Families on Managing Anger (9.30am to 2.30pm), looking at distressed behaviour and meltdowns in autistic children, how to cope and how to help children to understand and communicate feelings

Monday, November 5: Emotional Self Regulation workshop (9.30am to 12.30pm), looking at issues around emotions and approaches that can help, including using visual supports such as The Incredible 5 Point Scale and comic strip conversations. These help children to understand social interactions and control their emotional responses to different situations and to manage anxiety when they become stressed.

Please note that these free workshops are for residents of the Bracknell Forest council area.

Autism Berkshire’s chief executive officer, Jane Stanford-Beale, said: “Autistic children sometimes find understanding and controlling their own emotions difficult and can experience them differently from other people. If they become anxious, they can express those emotions in unexpected ways, such as challenging behaviour.

“These workshops offer simple, practical advice and ideas that parents and carers can draw on to help autistic children and young people manage their anger and emotions in a range of situations.”

Click here for more information about these workshops and Autism Berkshire’s other services for parents and carers of children with autism and to register for free places.

If you have any questions or difficulty registering online, please call 01189 594 594 or email

  • These workshops are supported by a grant from the East Berkshire NHS Clinical Commissioning Group.