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Trampolining sessions expand to include young adults

Autism Berkshire is launching extra trampolining classes in Bracknell and Reading for autistic teenagers and adults aged 14 to 25, thanks to a grant from Sport England. Trampolining has a number of benefits for autistic people of all ages, from easing stress and anxiety and helping to improve coordination, balance and motor skills, to providing
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Volunteer needed to help with admin at Autism Berkshire’s office

Autism Berkshire is looking for a volunteer office assistant or assistants to help our office and family support teams. We are looking from someone able to work at our office in Reading town centre on Fridays, answering the phone and helping with filing, data entry and other tasks. Training will be provided and travel expenses will be paid. Click here for a
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Job opportunity for Benefits Caseworker with Autism Berkshire

Due to increasing demand for help from Autism Berkshire’s Benefits Service, we have a job vacancy for a part-time Benefits Service Caseworker to assist our Benefits Manager Kevin Jackson. Since the expansion of the service since 2017 to include advice appointments for Slough residents as part of the SPACE project and offering representation at benefits
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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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Reading parents can find out about massage therapy and support services at special event

Autism Berkshire is delighted to be able to give parents and carers of autistic children living in Reading the opportunity to hear about support available from Brighter Futures for Children, which now runs children’s services for the borough council, and to meet specialist massage and sensory therapist Sophie Webster. Sophie, who works with autistic pupils
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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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Family Seminars offer vital advice for parents and carers in Reading

Autism Berkshire is launching a new series of Autism Seminars for Families in Reading to support parents and carers of children with a diagnosis of autism, or whose children are waiting for a Berkshire CAMHS autism assessment. We are again offering three Autism Seminars for Families courses, developed by the National Autistic Society: Understanding Autism,
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