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Whilst some of our services are operating with changes, a full range of services is now available.

Help during the pandemic

Taking care of our emotional health and well-being has never been more important as the pandemic continues to disrupt our daily lives. NHS East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group have provided the following resources for families.

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For thoughts and ideas to help you support your loved one with an autism spectrum disorder

Making Connections

At one of our annual Autism Events for people affected by autism, providing an opportunity to meet different organisations and share ideas and knowledge.

Our Clubs

Gotta catch ’em all! Pokemon fans having a fantastic time at one of our clubs. Just one of the special interests on which our clubs are based.

Welcome to The Autism Group, a Maidenhead based charity committed to supporting and enhancing the lives of young people on the spectrum, their parents and carers

What we do

We offer a warm, well informed response to the needs of young people on the autistic spectrum, their parents, carers and wider community through our special interest clubs, workshops and parent support services .

Clubs

We have a range of clubs, in central Maidenhead, for ages 9 to 30 based on various special interests. All our in person Saturday clubs have now restarted.

Workshops

Book in to one of our free virtual TAG talks and, from September 2021, additional face to face workshops, aimed at giving parents a little insight into how autism might affect their young person – and some simple strategies to help support their needs.

Parent Support

Our informal coffee and chat session have restarted. These are led by autism trained team members who also have young people of their own who are on the spectrum. Pre booking essential. For one to one support, check out our TAG@Home service.

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Check out our Blog for thoughts and ideas to help support your loved one with an autism spectrum disorder.
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COVID 19 training & advice for families from East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group

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13 hours ago

"You don’t always need to know why someone is struggling or lost or hurting or anxious. Just help anyway.” Wise words in this heart warming account of how a helping hand can make all the difference.She just helped me anyway...My 12 year old daughter asked me to share this story with you all because she thought it was particularly apt with this month being selective mutism awareness month and what she has been sharing about it. In August Naomi started high school for the first time. Although she was blessed to get a placement in a unit it is still part of a huge mainstream school with many of her classes being held in the building with well over 1000 other young people. Lots of things are in place to support her and her class does transition earlier than others to avoid crowds and there are only 6 others in her class. However, on Wednesday this week when her class were moving from one subject to another she accidentally got separated from her classmates and found herself in the wrong corridor of the huge school building alone and lost. She stood frozen to the spot unable to speak due to her selective mutism and having no idea how to get to the subject she was meant to be in. An older girl approached her and asked if she was lost. All my daughter could manage was a slight nod of her head. This pupil had no idea what year my daughter was in, where she was meant to be or any of her difficulties. But none of that mattered. Totally unfazed by Naomi’s inability to speak the older pupil asked if she had a timetable, helped my daughter get it out her bag, looked at it, put it back in her bag then took Naomi’s hand and lead her to where she needed to be, even though this probably made her late for her own class.This small act of kindness has made such a difference to my nervous anxious 12 year old. She’s spoken about it so often since repeating over and over how the other pupil didn’t get angry with her when she couldn’t speak, nor did she walk away and leave her but she just accepted her and helped her. “Mum, she didn’t once need told I have autism or selective mutism. She just helped anyway. That’s what I want you to tell others. You don’t always need to know why someone is struggling or lost or hurting or anxious. Just help anyway.” ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

From Marvel’s Eternals to No Time to Die, October is shaping up to be a big month for movie releases 🍿 Cinemas aren’t always accessible for people with autism and sensory difficulties, but did you know @odeoncinemas offer autism-friendly screenings? 🎥To find out about autism-friendly screenings at your local Odeon, simply select the ‘Autism friendly’ filter when looking for films and showtimes 💫 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Book keeping your thing and want to join our fantastic team? See poster for details: ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Bookings now being taken... #autistic #foodrefusal #eastberkshire #slough #windsor #maidenhead #bracknellbusiness ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Did you know you there is a single contact point called GEMS where you can find help and information for children, young people and adults who are diagnosed with, or may have autism and/ or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The service also supports parents and carers and is open to anyone living in the Boroughs of Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough and Bracknell Forest. click on link to read our blog about GEMS, the East Berkshire autism and ADHD support service: www.theautismgroup.org.uk/easy-to-access-autism-adhd-services-a-gem-of-a-find/ ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Congrats to Rebecca Crossley, who was awarded this week with The Royal College of Nursing award 🏆 Rebecca devised a sensory-friendly clinic where patients who find syringes, PPE and noise overwhelming can receive their vaccinations 💉 The clinic (which is based in Waveney) has a take-up rate of 99.9% – amazing! ... See MoreSee Less
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