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Autism Berkshire will be out and about for Autism Awareness Week 2019

Autism Berkshire has a busy programme of activities across the county lined up for Autism Awareness Week at the start of April.

The main event is our All About Autism conference at The Curve Library and cultural hub in Slough, on World Autism Awareness Day, Tuesday, April 2.

Click here for full details of this event and the speakers who will be taking part, including autism advocates and specialists from the NHS and the University of Reading.

Anyone who wants to know more about autism, or find out how to benefit from our training and other services, can meet members of our team at a number of other events during Autism Awareness Week. These are as follows:

Monday, April 1: Autism Awareness event at The Curve, 10am to 2pm, with stalls from Autism Berkshire and other local organisations, a talk by autism advocate Carly Jones at 1pm and drop-in sessions demonstrating the Magic Table system and its interactive light games  from 2.30pm.

Wednesday, April 3: Autism Berkshire information stall at Sainsbury’s supermarket in Winnersh, 9.30am to 2.30pm. We are the charity of the year at the store.

Thursday, April 4: Autism Berkshire and other local autism organisations will have stalls at the Nicholson Centre in Maidenhead town centre.

Friday, April 5: Autism Berkshire drop-in autism advice session at the Swings & Smiles play centre coffee morning in Lower Way, Thatcham, 9am to 11am; NAS Autism Seminar workshop for parents and carers about Managing Anger at The Curve in Slough, 9.30am to 2.30pm. Click here for details of this and all our other workshops and to book free places.

Sunday, April 7: Autism Berkshire Members’ Family Fun Day at Thames Valley Adventure Playground in Taplow, near Maidenhead. Booking information for this event is contained in our latest members’ e-newsletter. Click here for details of the benefits of becoming an Autism Berkshire member.

  • The Curve has a couple of other activities during Autism Awareness Week, starting with an autism-friendly relaxed screening of the animated family film Sing at 2pm on Saturday, March 30, with a break-out room available. Tickets are £2 per person. Click here for more details. And on Wednesday, April 3, there will be sensory story sessions from 2pm to 3pm.