Autism Training

The Autism Group is passionate about providing practical, accessible, affordable – and where possible free – autism training for people parenting, living, caring and working with those on the autistic spectrum across the East Berkshire area.

Scroll down for the NHS East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s resources for families

NEW! Talks with TAG:

Book in to one of our 30 minute online TAG talks aimed at giving parents a little insight into how autism might affect their young person – and some simple strategies to help support their needs. Sessions focus on specific topics including managing emotions, sensory differences and supporting siblings. They include an interactive Q and A session.

All sessions Talk with TAG sessions run from 10.00 am – 11.00 am

Tues 21st July-  Adolescence

Thurs 6 August – Preparing for Back to School

Thursday 13 August – Preparing for Back to School

Tuesday 8 September – Managing Emotions

Thursday 24 September – Sensory Differences

These sessions are open to parents and carers across East Berkshire of young people who either have a diagnosis of an autistic spectrum condition, or have been referred for assessment. To book contact Becky at

Here’s what parents have to say about our training…

“I liked the warmth, care, understanding and humour the training was delivered with.”

“Trainers are extremely knowledgeable, understanding and offer endless great advice and positivity.”

“Was great to be with people who get it.”

COVID 19 -Training and advice for families from East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group

The following advice from the NHS East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group includes some great ideas for everything from boredom busting activities, resilience building and signposting where to find help for mental health support.

Coping Guides for Children, Young People and Families – COVID -19 and your wellbeing

Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT –Free mental health on-line training

Worried or anxious? –How can we help children and young people with their anxiety?

Free on-line parenting courses – Solihull Online Parenting Programme

Free counselling and mental health support for young people in East Berkshire.

See also advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau on the Corona Virus.



For information on training for professionals

Email Dawn at

The free parent training was commissioned by the CCGs in East Berkshire.