Coronavirus: Join online autism workshops and support groups

Autism Berkshire is launching a programme of online autism advice workshops and support groups to help parents and carers and their families while the coronavirus shutdown continues.

The new online services that will be available from Monday, April 20, include bite-sized versions of our regular autism advice workshops about Meeting Sensory Needs and Managing Anger, using video conferencing to connect those taking part with our trainers.

Also available will be support groups for parents and carers of autistic children under 5, those with children of primary school age and for those with children of secondary school age, plus special focused groups focusing on a particular topic.

Our Helpline and Benefits Service are continuing to operate using email and phone contacts to advise autistic people and their families and members of our Bear With Me social group for autistic adults in Maidenhead are able to talk to our team every Wednesday evening by phone.

New pages in the Info & Advice section of our website list useful links to advice and resources for parents and carers and fun and educational things for people of all ages to do online and offline while they are spending so much time indoors, due to the coronavirus shutdown.

Click here for full details of all Autism Berkshire’s services for the time being and to register an interest in taking part in our online autism advice workshops and support groups.

  • And remember that you can also keep up to date with our services and other useful information at our Facebook and Twitter pages.

We would like to thank Berkshire Community Foundation for helping with the costs of adapting and running these services with a grant from their Vital for Berkshire Coronavirus Fund.