Category Archives: Info

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Passport provides route to share information with hospital or school staff

Visits to hospital and extended stays for treatment can be challenging for autistic people and their families, but a personal ‘passport’ can be invaluable. Many NHS staff still do not get training about autism and learning disabilities, although the government is making moves to change this. Our West Berkshire home visit support worker, Amanda Walker,
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Find out about new autism school plan for Reading at drop-in consultation events

As a result of the increasing number of children with an autism diagnosis in Reading and the west of Berkshire, the borough council is inviting bids from education trusts to open another specialist school. It would provide 150 places for autistic children and children with complex needs, including social, emotional and mental health, aged from 5 to
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Understanding Your Rights workshops look at benefit applications and employment advice

Autism Berkshire’s benefits expert Kevin Jackson is now running a series of free Understanding Your Rights workshops, looking at benefits and how to apply, and employment support for young people and adults. They are held at Autism Berkshire’s office in Reading and the next workshop, on Monday, August 12, from 10am to noon, is aimed
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Autism Awareness Week 2018 marked with information, fundraising and training activities across Berkshire

Autism Awareness Week 2018 runs from Monday, March 26, until World Autism Awareness Day on Easter Monday, April 2. Autism Berkshire is running a series of events for autistic people and their families in the run-up and during the week itself. Among the highlights will be an awareness-raising event to launch the week at Broad Street
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Advice service in Slough for parents, carers and autistic adults expands as part of SPACE project

Autism Berkshire is delighted to be able to offer an enhanced advice service for 2018 to autistic adults and to parents and carers of children with autism living in Slough, as part of the SPACE (Slough Prevention Alliance Community Engagement) scheme.   SPACE brings together more than 40 local charities and organisations, led by Slough Council for Voluntary Services, to provide residents of the Borough
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