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. Our focus is on offering support for parents of children and young people from pre-school age up to 30. We also offer social opportunities through our clubs for children and young people aged 9 to 30.

Our free parent workshop sessions are delivered by qualified team members who are also parents of young people on the spectrum, and are offered at a variety of venues and times to make them as accessible as possible. We also offer training sessions to help those working in the wider community to enhance their practice. These include our unique ‘Autism in an Hour™’ session which delivers essential information to time pressed professionals.

We have met some amazing young people, parents, carers, families and friends through our clubs, training sessions, parent chats, home visits and fundraising events since we registered as a charity in April 2016. We understand and accept the unique characteristics and attributes of young people on the spectrum and offer a warm welcome and support to them, their families and carers in all our activities. If you are parenting, caring, living, or working with someone on the autism spectrum take a look at what we have to offer.

Tricia Kempton
Charity Manager

Meet the team

We are a small team of professionals with many years experience of working in the autism field.

Tricia Kempton

Charity Manager

Dawn Kohn

Communication &
Parent Workshops

Ruth Barlow

Clubs Co-ordinator

Becky Peates

People, Policies & Fundraising


Esther Morley

Chair of Trustees

Gwen King


Bridget Mcleod


Hanna Wrelton


Steve Bastiman-Davis



All money raised through events, sponsored activities and donations is ploughed back in to our Special Interest Clubs and helps us to continue our work supporting young people, their families and carers.

Complaints, compliments or concerns

We want everyone who works for us or uses our services to be safe and comfortable. We run regular safeguarding training and all our staff and volunteers are DBS Checked.


“Trainers so knowledgeable and friendly – thank you”

“An amazing service”

“Help at last – thank you”