Autism in Girls features in new workshops line-up

New online workshops about Autism in Girls, with Berkshire autism advocate Carly Jones, are a highlight of our autumn workshops for parents and carers who live in the Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire council areas.

Carly, pictured, who has two autistic daughters, will lead two 90-minute workshops on Friday, November 6, and Friday, November 20, looking at the different presentation of autism in girls, the importance of having a diagnosis (finding her tribe), masking and anxiety.

The workshops are suitable for parents and carers of primary and secondary school aged girls and young women, with an autism diagnosis or are waiting for a Berkshire CAMHS autism assessment.

Other workshops available for parents and carers include Understanding More About Autism, Meeting Sensory Needs (2-part workshop), Managing Anger (2-part workshop) and Food Refusal in Autistic Children.

We will also be running a six-session Teen Life course for parents of children aged 10 to 16 who live in the three council areas – and school staff who support their children.

Please note that, due to NHS funding rules, these workshops and the Teen Life course are only open to parents and carers of autistic children (pre- or post-diagnosis) who live in the Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire Council areas, or who are registered with GP practices that are part of the Berkshire West NHS Clinical Commissioning Group.

The full workshop programme is as follows:

  • Thursday, November 5: Understanding More About Autism, 10am-11.30am. Click here to register.
  • Thursday, November 5: Food Refusal in Autistic Children, 1pm-2.30pm. Click here to register.
  • Friday, November 6: Autism in Girls, 1.30pm-3pm, Click here to register.
  • Thursdays November 12 and November 19: Meeting Sensory Needs, Parts 1 and 2, 10am to 11.30am. Click here to register.
  • Thursdays November 12 and November 19: Managing Anger, Parts 1 and 2, 1pm to 2.30pm. Click here to register.
  • Friday, November 20: Autism in Girls, 10am-11.30am. Click here to register.
  • Thursdays November 26 and December 3: Meeting Sensory Needs, Parts 1 and 2, 10am to 11.30am. Click here to register.
  • Thursdays November 26 and December 3: Managing Anger, Parts 1 and 2, 1pm to 2.30pm. Click here to register.
  • If you are interested in taking part in the Teen Life course, please complete our contact form and put ‘Berkshire West Teen Life course’ as the subject.

If you have any questions about these workshops, email contact@autismberkshire.org.uk or call 01189 594 594 (option1) and leave a message.

  • We have now introduced a £5 refundable deposit for workshop bookings, to encourage full attendance. You can choose to donate the money to Autism Berkshire if you prefer.

These workshops are supported by the Berkshire West NHS Clinical Commissioning Group.