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Thatcham workshops for parents and carers move to new venue

Our NAS Autism Seminar workshops for parents and carers in West Berkshire are moving to a new venue in Thatcham for 2019.

The series of three seminars, running from January to March, will be held at Thatcham Baptist Church, at 1 Wheelers Green Way, just off Station Road and a short walk from the town’s railway station.

We have made the switch from the Central Family Wellbeing Hub, in the north of Thatcham, to improve access by public transport from the other major settlements in West Berkshire.

Thatcham station is served by Great Western Railway local trains on the route between Bedwyn, Hungerford, Newbury, Theale and Reading.

The seminars, which are free of charge, will all be held on Wednesdays, running from 9.30am to 2.30pm, as follows:

January 30: Understanding Autism

February 27: Meeting Sensory Needs

March 27: Managing Anger

These complementary workshops are suitable for parents and carers of children and young people with a diagnosis of autism, or whose children are on the waiting list for a Berkshire CAMHS autism assessment.

All these workshops are led by trained Autism Berkshire support workers, who are also parents of children and young people on the autism spectrum and have experience of the CAMHS assessment process.

Light refreshments will be provided but participants are asked to bring a packed lunch.

The church building is fully accessible and disabled parking spaces are available in the car park.

Click here for more information about these workshops and to register for free places.

If you have any questions about the workshops we run for parents and carers, please call the Autism Berkshire office on 01189 594 594 or email

  • Our Autism Seminars for Families workshops in Thatcham are funded by the Berkshire West NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups, allowing us to provide them free of charge to parents and carers.