Online Understanding Your Benefits Rights Workshop about PIP for ages 16+

Find out about your rights to claim benefits and how to make a claim, plus information about employment advice and support and workplace rights.

Please note that these online workshops are open to autistic young people and adults (aged 16+) who live in Reading, Wokingham or West Berkshire, or who attend a college or university in these areas, and their parents or carers – we regret that we are not able to offer advice to people from other areas, due to funding rules.

This online session will include detailed advice about Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for those aged 16+, how to complete the application form, what supporting evidence to include when making a claim, and the appeals process.

It will also look at what employment advice and support is available and disabled people’s rights in the workplace.

Click here to register for free places at this workshop. Your booking confirmation will include details of how to join the session online using Zoom.

For more information about this workshop or support from our Benefits Service, email benefits@autismberkshire.org.uk or call 01189 594 594 (option 2) and leave a voicemail with your contact details. One of our advisers will call you back.

Information about Universal Credit and Employment & Support Allowance will be provided in an online workshop on Monday, May 10. Click here for details.

  • This workshop is supported by Reading Borough Council’s New Directions College community learning service.

Bear With Me adult social group – online meeting

Weekly social group for over-18s who have a diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition and their carers, based in Maidenhead, currently meeting online.

Click here for more details and our online registration form if you would like to join the group. If you have any questions or would like log-in information for online sessions, please email helen@autismberkshire.org.uk

Online Workshop: Managing Anger Part 1

This free autism advice workshop draws on the National Autistic Society’s Family Seminar about Managing Anger.

It looks at distressed behaviour and meltdowns in children with autism, how to cope and how to help children to understand and communicate feelings.

Please note that this free online workshop is in two parts. The second session is on Friday, July 2, at the same time.

This workshop is provided by the Berkshire West Autism & ADHD Support Service for parents/carers registered with a GP surgery in the Berkshire West CCG area (Reading, Wokingham, West Berkshire).

NB: If you would like to attend this workshop, are a professional referring a client, or have any questions, please complete our online contact form, email contact@autismberkshire.org.uk or call 01189 594 594 (option 1) and leave a voicemail message.

Bear With Me adult social group – online meeting

Weekly social group for over-18s who have a diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition and their carers, based in Maidenhead, currently meeting online.

Click here for more details and our online registration form if you would like to join the group. If you have any questions or would like log-in information for online sessions, please email helen@autismberkshire.org.uk

197 Club – meet, eat and chat at the Outlook

Social group for over-18s who have a diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition and their carers, meets fortnightly. Every other meeting takes place at The Outlook pub. Venues for other meetings vary and can include bowling arcades, restaurants or walks. Click here for details of venues. For more information about the group call us on 01189 594 594 or email the group co-ordinator, Kevin Jackson, at 197club@autismberkshire.org.uk

Online Workshop: Emotional Regulation for Autism & ADHD

This free autism and ADHD advice workshop provides advice and ideas to parents and carers to teach strategies to help children and young people who are autistic or have ADHD to manage their emotions, including using visual supports such as The Incredible 5 Point Scale and Comic Strip Conversations.

NB: This workshop is provided by the Berkshire West Autism & ADHD Support Service for parents/carers registered with a GP surgery in the Berkshire West CCG area (Reading, Wokingham, West Berkshire).

If you would like to register an interest in attending this workshop, are a professional referring a client, or have any questions, please complete our online contact form, email contact@autismberkshire.org.uk or call 01189 594 594 (option 1) and leave a voicemail message.

Online Workshop: Autism and Girls

This free autism advice workshop is led by autism advocate Carly Jones MBE and looks at topics including the different presentation of autism in girls, the importance of having a diagnosis (finding her tribe), masking and anxiety.

NB: This workshop is provided by the Berkshire West Autism & ADHD Support Service for parents/carers registered with a GP surgery that is part of the Berkshire West NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, which services the Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire council areas.

If you would like to register an interest in attending this workshop, are a professional referring a client, or have any questions, please complete our online contact form, email contact@autismberkshire.org.uk or call 01189 594 594 (option 1) and leave a voicemail message.

Online Understanding Your Benefits Rights Workshop (Universal Credit & ESA) for ages 16+

Find out about your rights to claim benefts and how to make a claim, plus information about employment advice and support and workplace rights.

Please note that these workshops are open to autistic young people and adults (aged 16+) who live in Reading, Wokingham or West Berkshire, or who attend a college or university in these areas, and their parents or carers – we regret that we are not able to offer advice to people from other areas, due to funding rules.

This online session will include detailed advice about claiming Universal Credit and Employment & Support Allowance (ESA) for those aged 16+, how to complete the application form, what supporting evidence to include when making a claim, and the appeals process.

It will also look at what employment advice and support is available and disabled people’s rights in the workplace.

Click here for more details and to register for free places at this workshop. Your booking confirmation will include details of how to join the session online using Zoom.

For more information about this workshop or support from our Benefits Service, email benefits@autismberkshire.org.uk or call 01189 594 594 (option 2) and leave a voicemail with your contact details. One of our advisers will call you back.

Information about Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for over-16s will be provided in an online workshop on Monday, June 21. Click here for details.

  • This workshop is supported by Reading Borough Council’s New Directions College community learning service.

197 Club – Bowling in Wokingham

Social group for over-18s who have a diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition and their carers.

Meet at Wokingham Super Bowl at 6.30pm for bowling from 7pm.

For more details of the club, call 01189 594 594 or email 197club@autismberkshire.org.uk