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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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Join us for Autism Berkshire’s AGM and to hear from autistic speaker Richard Maguire

Autism Berkshire’s 2018 AGM will be held at 7pm on Monday, November 26, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Caversham Bridge in Reading. A highlight of the event will be a talk by autistic speaker and trainer Richard Maguire, pictured above, which will also be open to people who are not Autism Berkshire members. The
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SocialEyes course in Reading changes dates

We have had to reschedule our forthcoming SocialEyes course for autistic adults in Reading. The course, which was developed by the National Autistic Society, aims to help develop social skills and understanding. The first workshop session will now be held at the New Directions South centre, at 330 Northumberland Avenue, Whitley, on Tuesday, October 30,
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Consultation day draws out ideas to improve NHS autism services

Ensuring that all NHS staff receive training to improve awareness and understanding of autism and better co-ordination and communication within the NHS and with other agencies about individual patients were key messages to emerge from an event in Reading seeking views about what should be in the next NHS 10-Year plan. Autism and learning disabilities
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