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Autism Berkshire

Autism Berkshire was set up in 1990 by parents of children with autism, autism-related problems and challenging behaviours.

We now have more than 600 members, including individuals, families and professionals.

The main aims of the charity are to provide a comprehensive advice and information service for parents, carers and professionals.

You can call our helpline from 10am to 1pm from Monday to Friday on 01189 594 594 or email our advisers at

We also provide a Home Visiting service in Reading to offer advice to parents and carers of autistic children. For appointments with our family support workers, please contact the office. 

We support parents and carers of children on the autism spectrum or whose children are waiting for a Berkshire CAMHS autism assessment, by running a wide range of workshops and courses on aspects of autism and supporting children and young people with autism, including sensory needs and managing anger.

Autism Berkshire also provides training to professionals to raise awareness of autism and issues associated with autism.  

The charity issues the Thames Valley Autism Alert Card.

For more information contact Autism Berkshire:

Tel: 01189 594 594



Who to contact

Contact Name
Julia Cox
Contact Position
Senior family support worker
01189 594 594 (option 1)
Autism Berkshire

Where to go

Autism Berkshire
Caversham Road

Other Details


Is there a charge for
using this service?
Wheelchair accessible?


Referral required

Local Offer

Contact Telephone
01189 594 594
Contact Email
Autism Berkshire
Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Primary (4-10 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)
SEN Provision Type

General Provider Response

What is your service standard for responding to referrals/accessing services?
We aim to respond to requests for help and support within 24 hours.
Details of charges
Some of our services are chargeable e.g. membership costs from £10 a year which is our concessionary rate, our helpline and some other activities are free. Call us or see our website if you would like further information.
Inspection outcomes/quality awards
We hold Reading Voluntary Action's Safe+Sound quality award
Feedback and complaints procedure
We welcome feedback on our services either by phone, email or in person. Call 01189 594 594 or email For our complaints policy, see
How will I know my child will be safe using this service?
All our staff and volunteers are DBS checked. We provide training in autism awareness, first aid, safeguarding and fire safety to staff at our activities.

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.