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Supporting you and your family through the summer

Autism Berkshire’s advice and support services for autistic people and their families will still be available during the July and August summer holiday period. Our Helpline service will be available to provide advice about autism and related matters, including challenging behaviour, food refusal and sleep, and signposting to specialist support services for issues including education and
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Coronavirus: Two new online workshops available

Autism Berkshire is launching two new online bite-sized autism advice workshops next week to help parents and carers and their families while the coronavirus shutdown continues. The workshops, which will first take place on Thursday, June 18, are: Understanding Food Refusal in autistic children and young people: A brand new workshop, which is available for
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Online advice to form regular part of support services

As a result of our experiences of providing workshops, virtual Home Visits and other support online during the coronavirus pandemic, we are planning to offer them in future alongside face-to-face services. A number of the people taking part have told us that, due to normal family or work commitments, they found it difficult to access
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Coronavirus: Benefits advice workshops go online

To help parents and carers and autistic adults understand their entitlement to benefits and how to make an application while the coronavirus outbreak disrupts our normal services, we are launching some free online advice workshops in June. We strongly recommend that you get in touch with us and take part in a workshop before starting any application for benefits, to
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Coronavirus: Contact DWP if you get benefits review forms

Our Benefits Service is advising anyone who receives forms in the post about a benefit reassessment during the coronavirus lockdown to contact the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) straight away. Although reassessments for Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP, Employment & Support Allowance (ESA) and heath checks for Universal Credit have been
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