Autism Berkshire: advice and information service for parents and carers

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

We now have more than 300 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 Monday to Friday (except bank holidays) on 01189 594 594 (select option 1) or email our advisers at - we aim to respond within 24 hours.

We support parents and carers of children on the autism spectrum or who are waiting for a Berkshire CAMHS autism assessment, running workshops and courses about aspects of autism and supporting autistic children and young people, including sensory needs and managing behaviour - available in Wokingham, Reading and West Berkshire. Through the Berkshire Adult Autism Support Service, we also assist autistic adults and their parents/carers.

Autism Berkshire also provides training to parents, carers and professionals in a variety of areas to raise awareness of autism and issues associated with autism.  

The charity issues the Thames Valley Autism Alert Card and manages the scheme on behalf of the alert card working group.

Contact information

Berkshire Autistic Society website
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Contact Name
Julia Cox
Contact Position
Family Support Lead
01189 594 594 (option 1) 01189 594 594 (option 1)
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Autism Berkshire
40, Caversham Road
View RG1 7EB on a map

Costs and Fee Information

Cost details

Many of the services and activities are funded by the NHS or grant-funded and are free to everyone, however, some may incur a small fee.

We offer a membership which gives access to additional benefits.

Contact provider for costs
How is the service funded
Local Authority

Facilities and Accessibility

Premises near a train station
Wheelchair access
Premises on a bus route
Car Parking - Pay and Display
Accessible toilet

Complaints Procedure

Contact Name
Jane Stanford-Beale
Chief Executive Officer
Complaints link
Complaints policy

Accessing this service

Age Ranges
All ages
Eligibility Criteria

Autistic children, young people and adults, family members and carers of children on the Berkshire CAMHS waiting list for an autism assessment and post-diagnosis


Referral not required

Provision For

Supporting people with
Autism Spectrum Conditions

Quality Assurance

Registered Charity No.
Quality Assurance

We hold Reading Voluntary Action's Safe+Sound Award and Slough Council for Voluntary Service's Slough Quality Protects scheme's platinum award.


All staff are DBS checked and undergo regular refresher and safeguarding training.

Local Offer

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

Contact Name
Julia Cox
Contact Telephone
01189 594 594 (option 1)
Contact Email

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