Vote for Autism Berkshire and Support People with Autism and their Families

Posted on 31 May 2023 by Emily Atkinson-Dalton
This June you can help people with autism to access the support that they and their families need with the help of Autism Berkshire. This amazing charity is taking part in the Discount Promo Codes charity poll this month, and they need your help to win 20% of our profits! Find out more about Autism Berkshire below and see how your vote can help children, young people and adults with autism. 

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Who Are Autism Berkshire? 

Autism Berkshire’s mission is to help and support autistic children, young people and adults living in Berkshire and their families. 

The charity was founded as the Berkshire Autistic Society in 1990 by a group of parents of children who were autistic or had related conditions and challenging behaviours.

This personal connection remains central to Autism Berkshire’s work more than 30 years later - most of the staff, volunteers and trustees have children, relatives or friends on the autism spectrum and/or extensive professional experience of autism.

They individuals with autism and their families by providing a range of practical resources, support and activities which are available before and after they get a diagnosis. They also raise awareness on a local and national level through campaigns and events to help more people understand autism. 


What Services do Autism Berkshire Offer?

The charity runs a range of services to support people while they are waiting for an autism assessment and after a diagnosis. They provide the Berkshire West Autism & ADHD Support Service and the Berkshire Adult Autism Support Service on behalf of the NHS.

  • Providing information and advice – They offer several avenues of information and advice available to individuals and families, including through a helpline, one-to-one and group advice sessions; a website; social media; and regular e-newsletters.

  • Providing autism-specific training and support – Autism Berkshire offer workshops and courses about aspects of autism for parents and carers and for autistic adults, as well as advice about the NHS autism assessment process; workshops about autism for professionals in sectors including education, health, policing, public transport and retail.

  • Running accessible social and leisure activities – They also run a number of accessible activities for children, young people and adults to make friends, try out new hobbies and enjoy exciting days out. These include trampolining for children and young people; social and activity groups for autistic adults based in Reading and Maidenhead; and fun days for families.

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  • Working with education, health, emergency and employment services and the main councils in Berkshire to deliver autism-appropriate services – Autism Berkshire runs a number of services commissioned by the NHS clinical commissioning groups and takes part in autism partnership boards in each council area.

  • Raising awareness in the wider community to promote greater understanding of autism – this includes issuing the Thames Valley Autism Alert Card; attending community information and fundraising events; and supporting national campaigns including Autism Acceptance Week.


What Impact as Autism Berkshire Had?

Families value the services provided by Autism Berkshire. Recent comments from people it has helped include: 

“Thanks so much for taking the time to call me and listen and provide me with such useful resources to tap into. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate this.” 

“At times I have felt so alone but Amanda and the team have always provided genuine helpful free advice and support. Thank you for supporting families like mine.”

“I wish I had called Autism Berkshire many moons ago. Thank you so much.”

“As an autistic person myself, the structure was very accommodating, which I appreciate. Of the many courses I've taken online, I weigh their value partly by whether or not I'd take a similarly presented course, to which, on this occasion, I can firmly state yes.”

“The trampolining team have been particularly helpful, as they've worked really hard to build a trusting relationship with my daughter, build her resilience and help her to understand herself better.”

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How Can I Support Autism Berkshire? 

This June you can support Autism Berkshire by helping them win this month's charity poll! Cast your free vote by heading to our Homepage and scrolling down until you see the poll on the right hand side (bottom of the page on mobile). 

You can also help them in a number of other ways including through donations, fundraising initiatives or by becoming a volunteer. There are a variety of voluntary roles available at Autism Berkshire and they are always in need of a pair of helping hands, whether you want to help organise events, support autistic people find the help they need or assist with the administration side of the charity. 

Find out more about Autism Berkshire and how to get advice and support at their website or email [email protected].


How Can I Get in Touch with Autism Berkshire? 

You can get in touch with their friendly team by emailing them via the email address above or giving them a call on 01189 594 594. They are also active on Facebook, Youtube and Twitter


So, if Autism Berkshire have earned your vote then don’t forget to cast your free vote in our poll before midnight 30th June 2023. In just 1 click you can help this incredible charity to provide much-needed support to autistic people and their families as well as help raise awareness about autism in the wider community. Don’t forget to share the poll with friends and family, and help support people with autism this June. 

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