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Autism Berkshire Workshops & Courses for Parents and Carers

Autism Berkshire provides a wide range of workshops and courses for parents and carers of autistic children and young people, including those awaiting diagnosis.

Among those available to Reading residents are:

  • Workshops on Understanding More About Autism; Supporting Behaviour; and Sensory Differences; Autism in Girls; Emotional Regulation; Food Refusal.
  • EarlyBird Plus and Teen Life courses for parents/carers of children aged 5 to 9 and 10 to 16.

Workshops and courses take place online or at RISC in Reading town centre.

Full details of all our workshops and courses and how to book are available online at our website,

All our trainers have substantial experience of autism, either as parents and carers themselves or from working in the field for many years. 

If you would like more details of workshops and courses, call 01189 594 594 (option 1) or email

Who to contact

Contact Name
Julia Cox
Contact Position
Senior family support worker
01189 594 594 (option 1)
Autism Berkshire Workshops for Parents and Carers

Where to go

London Street

Car parking is only available outside RISC for disabled drivers and spaces must be booked in advance by contacting RISC on 0118 958 6692.

Pay-and-display parking for other drivers is available at the Queen's Road and Oracle Centre car parks. Town centre bus stops are nearby.

Other Details


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


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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.