Autism Charity Berkshire

About Autism Berkshire

Autism Berkshire was founded as the Berkshire Autistic Society in 1990 by a group of parents of children with autism, related conditions and challenging behaviours.

Today we are the leading autism charity in Berkshire and deliver quality specialist services, training and social and leisure activities throughout the county, guided by a team of trustees with personal and professional experience of autism.

Hear from some of the people who use our services

Our mission is to help and support autistic people of all ages in Berkshire and their families. We aim to enhance the current provision of services and support, with the purpose of improving autistic people’s quality of life and giving them maximum independence.

We do this by:

  • Providing information and advice through a helpline, events, workshops and newsletters;
  • Running accessible social and leisure activities for children, adults and families;
  • Providing autism-specific training and support;
  • Working with education, health, emergency and employment services and the six main local authorities in Berkshire to deliver autism-appropriate services;
  • Raising awareness of autism in the wider community to promote greater understanding.

Autism Berkshire in Three Words

Click here for details of our policies on safeguarding children and adults, data protection, equal opportunities and complaints.

Click here to read our 2022-23 Annual Review

Click here to read our 2021-22 Annual Review

Click here to read our 2020-21 Annual Review.

Click here to read our 2019-20 Annual Review.

Click here to read our 2018-19 Annual Review.

Click here to read our 2017-18 Annual Review.

Click here to read our 2016-17 Annual Review.

  • Autism Berkshire was first awarded Safe and Sound status in September 2017 by Reading Voluntary Action (RVA) for our good standards of governance and the award was renewed for another three years in September 2021. Click here for more information about RVA’s Safe and Sound scheme.
  • In September 2018, we received a Platinum Excellence Award from the Slough Quality Protects Programme, making us the first organisation to achieve this award. The scheme, run by Slough Council for Voluntary Service, recognises the high organisational and safeguarding standards of voluntary sector bodies working in the borough. Click here for more information about the scheme.