Category Archives: Update

Supporting you and your family through the summer

Autism Berkshire’s advice and support services for autistic people and their families will still be available during the July and August summer holiday period. Our Helpline service will be available to provide advice about autism and related matters, including challenging behaviour, food refusal and sleep, and signposting to specialist support services for issues including education and
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Online advice to form regular part of support services

As a result of our experiences of providing workshops, virtual Home Visits and other support online during the coronavirus pandemic, we are planning to offer them in future alongside face-to-face services. A number of the people taking part have told us that, due to normal family or work commitments, they found it difficult to access
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Coronavirus: Contact DWP if you get benefits review forms

Our Benefits Service is advising anyone who receives forms in the post about a benefit reassessment during the coronavirus lockdown to contact the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) straight away. Although reassessments for Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP, Employment & Support Allowance (ESA) and heath checks for Universal Credit have been
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Coronavirus: Join online autism workshops and support groups

Autism Berkshire is launching a programme of online autism advice workshops and support groups to help parents and carers and their families while the coronavirus shutdown continues. The new online services that will be available from Monday, April 20, include bite-sized versions of our regular autism advice workshops about Meeting Sensory Needs and Managing Anger, using
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Coronavirus: Benefits Service still here to help online and by phone

Our Benefits Service advisers Kevin Jackson and Carrie Steers are still available to help autistic people and their families with applications and appeals during the coronavirus shutdown. As they cannot meet clients face-to-face at our office in Reading or at Shelter’s office in Slough for the time being, they are offering advice by phone and
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Coronavirus: Berkshire CAMHS issues services update

The NHS in Berkshire has asked us to share the following information about services for children and young people with additional needs and their families during the coronavirus pandemic: Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust’s CAMHS, Neurodiversity and all-age Eating Disorders services are working hard to ensure that they can continue to provide care and support to
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Coronavirus: All leisure and social activities suspended

Following further updates to the Government advice about measures to help contain the coronavirus and closures of leisure centres and schools, Autism Berkshire is halting all its social and leisure activities until further notice. This means that the following services are suspended until official advice about the coronavirus changes and the facilities that we use for
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Coronavirus: Update on changes to Autism Berkshire services

Following the Government’s revised advice about measures to help contain the coronavirus, Autism Berkshire is taking the following steps: – Our staff will be working from home for the time being. If you need to get in touch with us for advice about autism, please email our family support team at contact@autismberkshire.org.uk and for benefits advice,
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