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Family Seminars offer vital advice for parents and carers in Reading

Autism Berkshire is launching a new series of Autism Seminars for Families in Reading to support parents and carers of children with a diagnosis of autism, or whose children are waiting for a Berkshire CAMHS autism assessment.

We are again offering three Autism Seminars for Families courses, developed by the National Autistic Society:

  • Understanding Autism, suitable for parents and carers of children or primary and secondary school age, looking at what autism is, the assessment process at Berkshire CAMHS, where to get help, and other conditions associated with autism
  • Managing Anger, looking at distressed behaviour and meltdowns in autistic children, how to cope and how to help children to understand and communicate feeling
  • Sensory Needs, looking at sensory systems and how they work, how autistic people may process sensory information differently, how autistic children may have different sensory experiences, and strategies to help with sensory needs.

The workshops, taking place at RISC (Reading International Solidarity Centre), at 35-39 London Street, Reading, from 10am to 2.30pm, are as follows:

  • Wednesday, July 3: Understanding Autism
  • Thursday, July 11: Meeting Sensory Needs
  • Thursday, July 18: Managing Anger

We will also be running these workshops in Wokingham and in Thatcham, for parents and carers living in West Berkshire, after the school summer holidays.

Autism Berkshire’s chief executive officer, Jane Stanford-Beale, said: “The Autism Seminars for Families are always in high demand, so I would advise parents and carers living in Reading to register quickly, so that they don’t miss out on the valuable advice and strategies that these workshops provide.”

Click here for more information about these workshops 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 Berkshire West NHS Clinical Commissioning Group