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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: 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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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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Autism Berkshire offers improved range of advice and help with benefits applications and appeals

Autism Berkshire’s specialist benefits advice service is expanding. Our expert adviser Kevin Jackson can now provide a wider range of advice and support to people applying for benefits. The changes come ahead of scheduled introduction of Universal Credit in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire from December. The benefits service is available to anyone living with autism in the
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Pre-assessment workshops for parents of children waiting for autism assessment return for autumn

Autism Berkshire’s new season of free pre-assessment workshops for parents and carers starts next month, delivering tailored support in towns throughout Berkshire. If your child has just been placed on the Berkshire CAMHS waiting list for an autism assessment and you are you looking for information about what support is available while you wait for an appointment,
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New course offers help to parents supporting children with mental health issues

Many children and young people with autism spectrum conditions face severe and complex mental health issues. To help parents and carers to support children and teenagers aged from 8 to 18, Autism Berkshire is now offering free two-day Mental Health First Aid courses to provide them with information about mental health, how to deal with
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