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Autism Berkshire invites nominations for new trustees

Autism Berkshire’s 2019 Annual General Meeting will take place in September and we are inviting nominations for new trustees to join the board that oversees the charity’s work. Anyone who is interested in becoming a trustee and would like more information should contact Autism Berkshire’s chief executive officer, Jane Stanford-Beale, for an informal discussion. She
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Trampolining classes for children get £30,000 BBC Children in Need boost

Autism Berkshire is delighted to announce that BBC Children in Need has awarded us a three-year, £30,000 grant to fund our trampolining classes for autistic children and young people living in the county. BBC Children in Need has been supporting the sessions, held at Crosfields School and Meadway Sports Centre in Reading and at Bracknell
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Autism Berkshire calls for action over detention and abuse of autistic people

Autism Berkshire is calling for urgent action to improve community-based NHS services for people with autism and learning disabilities, after a series of alarming reports about mental health Assessment and Treatment Units (ATUs). A harrowing BBC 1 Panorama programme investigation of the mistreatment of autistic and learning-disabled patients at a mental health unit this week
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Conference takes whistlestop tour of aspects of autism

Autism Berkshire’s All About Autism conference at The Curve library and cultural hub in Slough on World Autism Awareness Day 2019 – Tuesday, April 2 – attracted more than 120 parents, carers, professionals and students. They were able to enjoy a series of informative presentations from autism advocates, academics and NHS professionals on a wide
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