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 the National Autistic Society Family Seminars programme:

  • Understanding Autism
  • Managing Anger
  • Meeting Sensory Needs

Follow-on workshops:

  • Autism and Girls, with autism advocate Carly Jones MBE
  • Food Refusal
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Sleep Difficulties – provided by Parenting Special Children
  • Transitions 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 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, are a professional referring a client, or have any questions, please complete our online contact form, email contact@autismberkshire.org.uk or call 01189 594 594 (option 1) and leave a voicemail message.

Autism Berkshire is a licensed National Autistic Society training provider

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