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ASD Family Help

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We are a 'User Led' independent and voluntary group that offers support, advice and activities for individuals on the autistic spectrum and/or other learning disabilities, their parents, carers or professionals within Wokingham & West Berkshire.

We have family liaison workers who can offer free advice, support and help with DLA/PIP/ESA forms.

We aim to help improve services for children and adults with ASD, their parents, carers & professionals, through raising awareness of ASD by providing (subject to funding):

  • Support to parents/carers through regular drop in sessions and coffee mornings 
  • Free advice and information through email, face-to-face and our website 
  • Social activities for autistic children and young people 
  • Social activities for autistic adults 
  • Social activities for families 
  • Training across the Borough
  • Life and relationships skills for teens
  • Employability training for autistic adults
  • Employment to autistic adults
  • Social activities to include siblings and young carers

Our events are open to all affected by autism or associated conditions (eg. Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, OCD, Anxiety, PDA, ADHD etc)

Some events are age specific and some must be booked in advance.  Please see individual events for full details.

NB: For most child sessions we are unable to book new children onto a session, without them first attending a sign up session with a parent.  This allows the child to meet some of our staff, see one of our venues and assess whether we are able to meet your child's needs.  The sign up sessions take place ONCE a month. (For more information about our sign up sessions, please look at our Family Fun Session activity).

For family or child/teen sessions, please contact

For adult support or sessions, please contact

For DLA/PIP support appointments, please contact

ASD Family Help
ASD Family Help
Commissioned by Wokingham Borough Council

Who to contact

Contact Name
Rachael Chandler or Jayne McGovern
Contact Position
07733 601755
07542 766953
Contact Us
Contact Us Form
Social Media

Where to go

Wokingham & West Berkshire

When is it On/Open ?

Date & Time Information

We run a variety of actitivties, sessions, training and one to one support.

Please refer to our individual event listings for details or contact our staff for enquiries.

Facilities and Accessibility

FREE Activities
FREE Service
Autism friendly

Accessing this service

Age Ranges
All ages
Eligibility Criteria

We do not require you to have a formal diagnosis or a referral to access our services/activities.

Our events are open to all affected by ASD or associated conditions (eg. Dyslexia, dyspraxia, OCD, Anxiety, PDA, ADHD etc)

Booking / Registration Required
Booking and Registration Notes

Booking required for child sessions via

Booking required for adult sessions via

Booking required for DLA/PIP support appointments via

We also run drop-in sessions that do not require booking - please look at our other activity listings for full details.


Waiting List
We currently run a waiting list for our Friday Martial arts, Monday martial arts & Teen Club.


Referral required

Provision For

Supporting people with
Children with Additional Needs
Autism Spectrum Conditions
Social Needs

Quality Assurance

Registered Charity No.

All staff and volunteers at sessions receive in-house training from ASD Family Help regarding autism awareness and safeguarding.

All staff and volunteers at sessions have enhanced DBS checks.

ASD Family Help holds its own public liability insurance.

At activities where staff are solely responsible for children, at least one member of staff will hold a paediatric first aid certificate.

Our Martial Arts sessions are run by a qualified Taijutsu instructor togtether with ASD staff/volunteers.  The instructor has appropriate public liability insurance, enhanced DBS check, first aid certification and safeguarding training (in addition to attending our ASD Family Help internal training).

Compliments, complaints and comments

Contact Name
Cathy Roberts
How to make a compliment, complaint and comment

If your complaint is regarding any children's activity or our family fun session, please email

If your complaint is regarding the Monday drop in session, adult activities or family support, please email

You may also email

Local Offer - Support available for children and young people with additional needs

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Data last checked: 28/06/2019
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