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

We are now offering an extended range of workshops via Zoom

Book in to one of our virtual “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. They include an optional 30 minute  interactive Q and A session.

Thurs 8th Oct – Girls and autism – 6.30pm to 8.00 pm – Zoom

Thurs 12th Nov – High Alert – When Anxiety Strikes – 10-11.30 am – Zoom

Thurs 3rd Dec – What about me? Supporting Siblings – 6.30 to 8.00pm –  Zoom

Thurs 7th Jan – Adolescence – 10am to 11.30am – Zoom

Thurs 11th Feb – What about me? Supporting Siblings -10 – 11.30am  – Zoom

Thurs 11th March – Girls and Autism – 10 -11.30am – Zoom

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.