Autism Support

Parents and carers of children registered with a GP surgery in the Berkshire West CCG area (Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire) who have an autism diagnosis or are on the NHS waiting list for a Berkshire CAMHS autism assessment can benefit from the following support services:

Helpline: Advice about autism and support that is available by emailing contact@autismberkshire.org.uk or calling 01189 594 594 (option 1). Also provides information about Autism Berkshire’s other services.

Home Visits: An in-depth one-to-one discussion with parents or carers online by video link or in person, subject to coronavirus guidance.

Autism advice workshops from Autism Berkshire:

  • Understanding More About Autism
  • Supporting Behaviour
  • Sensory Differences

Follow-on workshops:

  • Autism and Girls, with autism advocate Carly Jones MBE
  • Food Refusal
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Sleep Difficulties – provided by Parenting Special Children
  • Transition to Adulthood – provided by Parenting Special Children

Teen Life: National Autistic Society courses for parents and carers of autistic children aged 10 to 16

Children and young people aged 5 to 25, whose families are registered with a GP surgery in the Berkshire West CCG area – click here for a list – and who have an autism diagnosis or are on the waiting list for an autism assessment can benefit from the following support services:

Tailored Interventions, based on individual need, for five to seven-year-olds

Social interaction skills groups, from Parenting Special Children, for children and young people aged eight to 16, to develop their confidence and emotional wellbeing.

SocialEyes National Autistic Society courses for autistic 17 to 25-year-olds, looking at further social interaction skills and strategies to boost wellbeing and independence.

  • Click here for the dates of forthcoming autism workshops and courses.

If you would like to register an interest in attending workshops or courses or have any questions, please complete our online referral form, email contact@autismberkshire.org.uk or call 01189 594 594 (option 1) and leave a voicemail message.

If you are a health, education or social care professional who supports autistic children and young people and their families and you want to make a referral to the service, please click here for our referral form for professionals.

Autism Berkshire is a licensed National Autistic Society training provider

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