Berkshire West workshops and courses programme

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 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 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: Wednesday, September 21, 10am to 11.30am.

Sensory Differences: Please note that this workshop is in two parts. Part 1: Wednesday, September 28; Part 2: Wednesday, October 5, both 10am to 11.30am.

Supporting Behaviour: Please note that this workshop is in two parts. Part 1: Wednesday, November 2; Part 2: Wednesday, November 9, both 10am to 11.30am.

Autism & Early Years Children: Please note that this workshop is in two parts: Future sessions to be advised.

Autism & Girls: Wednesday, October 19, 10am to 11.30am.

Teen Life Autism Advice Courses

Teen Life: Due to high demand, we are operating a waiting list for parents and carers to join these courses. If you would like to attend a future course, please send an expression of interest to contact@autismberkshire.org.uk and we will contact you when a place becomes available.

ADHD Advice Workshops

Please note that these are delivered as a linked series, made up of three workshops, and are suitable for parents and carers of children with ADHD, whether they have a diagnosis, or are awaiting an assessment.

Forthcoming workshops:

  • Course 1: Thursdays September 15, 22 and 29, 7pm to 8.30pm.
  • Course 2: Thursdays October 6, 13 and 20, 7pm to 8.30pm.

Autism/ADHD Advice Workshops

These 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: Monday, September 26, 7pm to 9pm.

Food Refusal: Wednesday, October 12, 10am to 11.30am.

Emotional Regulation: Wednesday, November 16, 10am to 11.30am.

Social Interaction Groups for children

The following six-week courses for children in school Years 4 to 8 (ages 8 to 13) will take place in the autumn term of 2022 at Tilehurst Community Centre, with sessions running after school on Mondays from 4.30pm to 6pm.
Course 1: Sessions on Mondays September 12, 19 and 26 and October 3, 10 and 17.
Course 2: Sessions on Mondays November 7, 14, 21 and 28 and  December 5 and 12.

SocialEyes courses for young people

A social skills and understanding course for young people aged from 16 up to 25. Please email us at contact@autismberkshire.org.uk if you or a family member would like to express an interest in taking part.

  • 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 CCG 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.

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  • 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.