The Berkshire West Autism & ADHD Support Service’s free workshops and courses available online for parents, carers, children and young people are as follows – see the Autism Support and ADHD Support pages for more details.
Parents and carers who would like to register an interest in attending workshops or courses, or have any questions, should complete our online referral form, email email@example.com 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 and/or ADHD 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 Advice Workshops
These are suitable for parents and carers of autistic children, whether they have a diagnosis, or are waiting for a Berkshire CAMHS assessment.
Understanding More About Autism: To be advised.
Sensory Differences: To be advised.
Supporting Behaviour: To be advised.
Autism & Girls: To be advised.
Autism & Early Years Children: Please note that this workshop is in two parts: Future sessions to be advised.
Workshops for parents/carers of Autistic Teenagers
These are suitable for parents and carers of autistic children aged 11 to 18, whether they have a diagnosis, or are waiting for a Berkshire CAMHS assessment and who are in mainstream education or home-educated and do not have learning disabilities.
Autism & Teenagers: To be advised.
Teenagers & Social Situations: To be advised.
Anxiety in Teenagers: To be advised.
Autism & Mainstream Secondary Schools: To be advised.
ADHD Advice Workshops
Please note that these are delivered as a linked series, made up of three workshops – An Introduction to ADHD, Anxiety & ADHD and Managing ADHD Behaviours – and are suitable for parents and carers of children with ADHD, whether they have a diagnosis, or are awaiting an assessment.
Forthcoming series of workshops (all 7pm to 9pm):
- Tuesdays January 16, 23 and 30, 2024
- Tuesdays February 20 & 27 and March 5, 2024
Autism & ADHD Advice Workshops
These online workshops are suitable for parents and carers of autistic children and for parents and carers of children with ADHD, whether they have a diagnosis, or are awaiting an assessment.
Transitions to Adulthood: To be advised.
Sleep Difficulties: Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 7pm-9pm.
Eating & Mealtime Challenges: To be advised.
Emotional Regulation: To be advised.
Social Interaction Groups for children
- Mondays October 30, November 6, 13, 20 & 27 and December 4 at Tilehurst Youth and Community Centre.
- Please note that all these services are only available to parents/carers and children and young people who are registered with a GP surgery in the Berkshire West NHS area (Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire) – click here for a list of surgeries – who have an autism and/or ADHD diagnosis or are on the NHS waiting list for a Berkshire CAMHS autism assessment for autism and/or ADHD.
Let’s Get Chatting
A free social communication course for autistic young people and adults, developed by Autism Berkshire, which explores social conversations and social interaction.
Topics covered during the course, which runs over seven classes, include: Why we have conversations; body language; conversation volume and tone; facial expressions; eye contact; joining a conversation; and ending a conversation.
To register an interest in taking part in a Let’s Get Chatting course, please complete our online referral form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org – put Let’s Get Chatting in the subject line. We will then get in touch for an informal discussion, to make sure that the course is suitable for you or a member of your family. If you have any questions, call 01189 594 594 (option 1).
- Autism Berkshire and Parenting Special Children also provide other services for parents, carers, children young people and autistic adults that are not funded by the NHS. Details are available on their websites.