Autism Berkshire - Classes Article Image

New Wellbeing & Autism course for parents and carers in Reading

Autism Berkshire is delighted to be able to offer a new free Wellbeing & Autism course to parents and carers of autistic children and young people who live in the Reading Borough Council area.

The course looks at supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and teenagers before and after an autism diagnosis, as well as the mental health and wellbeing of their parents.

Topics covered look at the issues from both the parent or carer’s perspective and that of the child and include:

  • Managing anxiety
  • Regulating emotions
  • Developing resilience
  • Coming to terms with a diagnosis or the possibility of getting one
  • Teenage years
  • Planning for the future.

The course will run online over six weekly classes, taking place between 10am and 11.45am on Wednesday mornings, on the following dates:

October 7, 14 and 21; November 4, 11 and 18. There is a break during the week of the school half-term holiday at the end of October.

Please note that, due to funding rules, this course is initially only open to families who live in the Borough of Reading. We hope to be able to offer it in other parts of Berkshire at a later date.

We have some late availability for places to take part in this pilot course and are looking for more families to join in.

If you live in Reading and are interested in registering for free places, please email contact@autismberkshire.org.uk by 5pm on Wednesday, September 30, or complete and submit our online contact form by this time. Please put Autism & Wellbeing Course in the subject line.