The Autism Alert cards are available free of charge to anyone with an Autism Spectrum Condition (subject to supporting documentation).
Cards should be carried at all times and can be shown if the individual finds themselves in a situation where they cannot easily explain their behaviour. The card gives some simple advice, the person’s name and emergency contact details. It will help those presented with a card, know how to help the card holder and it will also assist you in identifying that you are dealing with someone with autism.
Improving the quality of life for children and adults with ASC, their carers and families within the Berkshire community.
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provide an assessment service for adults who think that they may have Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) such as Asperger’s syndrome.
In addition to providing assessments, we also work with you and your GP to help you understand and treat your condition.
Erleigh Road Clinic, 25 Erleigh Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 5LR
Befrienders spend a few hours a week with a person with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. They take the time to match volunteers with people they have something in common with.
A befriender might: take a child out to the park or for a walk • accompany a teenager on an activity or outing • have lunch or go and see a film with an adult • spend time listening and talking to a member of the family • offer the family a break by spending time with a child or adult in the home.
CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. Berkshire CAMHS offers assessment and treatment when mental health problems affect children and young people up to the age of 18.
We offer a same day response for urgent cases referred by local hospitals and GPs (on weekdays only).
You will need to be referred to CAMHS by a professional such as your GP, social worker or school nurse. Please speak to them and they will put you in touch with us if they think we can help.
The Living Autism Directors are dedicated to improving services for individuals with autism. With over 60 years of collective experience in providing autism services, Living Autism have a great understanding of this complex sector.
Supporting those with ASD conditions, parents, carers and families.
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust help people who have a brain injury, as a result of an illness or accident, or who have a neuro-developmental disorder such as Autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
If you are a new patient you can be referred to this service by a healthcare professional, usually your GP.
Our aim is for families who have children and young people with special needs to be able to access relevant parenting support in their local area and for parents to know where to find ongoing support from local authorities, health professionals and local and national organisations.
Swings and Smiles is a fully accessible place for children with special needs and their families to come and play together. Facilities include soft play, sensory room, large play room, cooking and art activities.